Hosea 13:5-6 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
In church we sing; “God is so good, He’s so good to me.” I think most of us should change the words to; “God is TOO good, He’s TOO good to me.” If we’re honest ,God is way TOO good to us. God graciously supplied for our forefathers so well because of their committed faith in Him. Now, people living off past grace, no longer feel a need to worship or rely on God. Just as God was good to Israel and they forgot Him, so it is today. The desire for individual happiness has caused many to forget that the giver of all things, God, is to be our joy, not the gift that God gives.
We’ve not known what it’s like to get down on our knees and beg God for daily bread. Instead, we ask for an income to take care of us forever. Even then we’re not satisfied. There’s always one more thing we think God should provide if He loves us. It’s like when children are given a bag full of candy in school. The child wants to eat it all. You let them select a few pieces, but put the rest away. The candy is theirs, yet a wise parent won’t let a child eat until they’re stuffed. First, all that candy would make them sick. Also, tomorrow when other children still have candy, this child will have none and be sad. Does the child think of that? No! All they can see is the candy and they want it. So the grown up has to do what’s right. God in like manner has already been too good to us. Then, in His wisdom, knows when we have had enough. He’s watching out for us as a good parent does.
God doesn’t have to let us have anything, but He does. If we really want to help one another, let’s help each other have a good outlook on God, His grace, and goodness toward us. We get treated way TOO good. We should have zero complaints.
Has God ever let you down?
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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