Text: Exodus 32:1
Memory verse:
”Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,“
‭‭I Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We considered two types of ungrateful people yesterday, that is, entitled people and complainers. Let’s consider one more today.
These are the forgetful people. They are so quick to forget God’s goodness to them and His wonders that they experienced in the past. Man has that tendency and so God resounded the note of warning throughout the scriptures. While God doesn’t want us to live in the past lest we pass away with the past, yet He wants us to often stir the attitude of gratitude in us by considering His past goodness. ”“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.“ ‭‭(Deut‬ ‭8‬:‭18‬).
The children of Israel barely entered the wilderness after they crossed the Red Sea before they forgot God. They forgot the God that performed the wonders in Egypt, that judged Pharaoh and killed the Egyptian’s firstborn for their sake, that turned the Red Sea bed into dry ground, that drowned Pharaoh, his armies and chariots and so forth. Within a short time that Moses wasn’t in their midst, they made golden images and worshiped them as their god! Unbelievable! Ungrateful believers are often unmindful or inattentive to the kindness received? They suffer from spiritual amnesia! It’s always good to keep a journal of God’s dealings with you.
People wonder why I get so emotional and shed tears publicly. Unknown to them that I do that privately also. When I remember God’s dealings with me in spite of myself, I can’t but ask like David, “…Do you deal with everyone this way, O Sovereign LORD?” (1 Sam 7:19 NLT).
David almost slipped into the state of depression at a time before he remembered what God has done. ”And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.” But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.“ (‭‭Psa‬ ‭77‬:‭10‬-‭12‬ ‭NLT‬‬).
Friends, don’t be an ingrate. Once again, go over your journal or flash back to what God has done, lay them out on the table and ponder on where you are now and where you were before. Recall all He has done and give God quality praise this morning.

Praise points

Today’s declarations
1. I don’t slip into depression or ingratitude because I consciously reflect on God’s dealings with me in the past.
2. My faith is stirred up as I remember God’s goodness to me in the past.