Friday, November 20, 2015
Do Not Forget!
Were a kind earthly parent to be hourly bringing us new tokens of his favor would we not express our gratitude for such favors? Why then are we not found praising our heavenly Father, "Who daily loads us with benefits," and "who gives us richly all things to enjoy?"
O, the very abundance and constancy of His gifts seem, in some instances, to harden the heart. Ungrateful man! Often do days and weeks pass away marked by this guilty forgetfulness.
Is it possible, that we can forget that Being "in whom we live and move and have our being" whose hand is open to satisfy our every reasonable desire, and to whose protecting care we owe our safety? Above all, can we forget the love which He has bestowed upon us, in giving His dear Son to die for our sins or the compassion which our Savior has manifested in dying to redeem us? Never, never let us forget these infinite favors!
Psalm 103:2 ... Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Romans 8:32 ... He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Acts 17:28 ... For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Revelation 2:5 ... Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.❤