Thursday, March 01, 2007


The last two Wednesday evening services have been especially powerful. As we work our way verse-by-verse through Hosea, we've come to this arresting passage (Hos 13:4-6):

But I am the Lord your God
from the land of Egypt;
you know no God but me,
and besides me there is no savior.

It was I who knew you in the wilderness,
in the land of drought;
but when they had grazed, they became full,
they were filled, and their heart was lifted up;
therefore they forgot me.

Pastor pointed out that without God we are without hope and marveled at how God suspended the laws of nature for over a generation to bring his people through the wilderness (water from a rock, bread from heaven). But once redeemed, his people extinguished the memory of their redemption. God's people couldn't abide the blessing of prosperity, and went from blessing to apathy. Those blessed by God are always at risk of forgetting Him and being satisfied with the blessings. Not that there's anything wrong with the blessings themselves, the issue is a sinful, deceived heart. A heart that turns from the only source of all that's good, the only source of true delight, to craving things that can not satisfy.

You make the application.

(the messages can be dowloaded here)

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