So today let’s give a bit of consideration to the Israelites and their journey as God’s then chosen people.
Would you not agree that many of their experiences can be called “Unforgettable”? … The Ten Plagues, The Parting of the Red Sea.– Deut. 34:10-12.
Do you think you would have forgotten the One responsible for them if you had seen them?
Yet, the psalmist sang: “They forgot God their Savior, Who did great things in Egypt, Wonderful works in the land of Ham, Awe-inspiring deeds at the Red Sea.” Ps. 106:1, 22.
Initially, they were grateful. After crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites “began to Fear Jehovah and put faith in Jehovah.” Ex. 14:31. The men even joined Moses in a victory song to Jehovah, with Miriam and other women playing tambourines and dancing. Ex. 15, 20.
So can we say that they weren’t impressed with Jehovah’s mighty acts?
No we can’t. But their appreciation was short-lived. Their actions, unfortunately, were similar to those who have received repeated blows to the head–a loss of memory.
On top of that, they began murmurers and complainers against Jehovah.
Have we ever experienced this? You’ve done something nice or gone beyond what was necessary for someone and they can only say what you have not done? … How does that make you feel? … So imagine…
They even broke their promises by breaking his commandments, when they engaged repeatedly and without conscious in idolatry and sexual immorality. Nu. 14:27; 25:1-9.
Does it boggle your mind? … Should it?
What about us today?
True, Lake Michigan has never been parted. And we have not received any Ten, nine, eight… plagues.
But, do we not see miracles daily? Have we not experienced displays of Our Creator’s power in our lives? Ps. 118:15.
And most of all … Do we not appreciate the sacrificial death of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, through whom we have the hope of salvation? John 3:16.
We do forget. Imperfection and temptation affect our memories often. We daily overlook what our Father does and has done for us.
But can we … today … remember to “become doers of the word and not hearers only”?