Forgotten Promises ?
September 6, 2023
Have you ever been taught something, maybe in school or by your parents and many, many, many years later you remembered it? Until this point you did not even care to remember or assumed you had forgotten, but then one day you remember, and it is life changing In that moment. That is what the Israelites are going through in Nehemiah 9. For so many years they had forgotten, or decided not to remember, their forefathers and what they did through the Lord. But now they see the Lord is willing to use them if they repent. They are reminded they are the people of God and He can use them if they allow.
In the same way Israel had strayed from the will of God, we have also decided to forget the promises of the Lord. The American church in many cases has forgotten what the Lord has commanded, or many choose not to obey. This is heartbreaking because we see the constant suffering Israel goes through throughout the Old Testament and as believers, we can see it happening in America.
The encouraging thing is that we know verse 6 is true. We know who God is. We know we can go to Him and pray on behalf of our nation. We know He is God alone and will do as He pleases. As we go through our everyday lives let’s take specific time to pray for our nation and the church to be a light in a lost world.
’96 / ’08 Jacksonville FL
Doris Jean H
’44 / ’55 Manheim PA