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.
I thought there wasn’t a whole lot to right about this verse, I just really liked it.
I really like how the ancient texts from the Bible are still applicable and will always be applicable throughout man’s existence.
When times are bad we tend to pray a bit more or maybe even a lot more. When the chips are down I’m sure the determination and emotion in our prayers is greater than when everything is going great in our lives.
I’m sure we pray for relief and forgiveness with a bit more enthusiasm than we do when giving thanks, if we even stop to give thanks when things are going nicely in our lives.
I’ll confess that I am guilty of this.
How about people who never pray, who profess there is no God.
Give them a million dollar prize and they are pretty full of themselves, but take away all that they have, or let their very existence be in jeopardy and they drop to their knees begging for help. I guess they figure what do they have to lose.
God made the prophet Hosea take a prostitute for his wife to symbolize the relationship between God and Israel.
Israel was with God when they were wondering in the wilderness. Why not, times were tough. They needed water God had it spring from a rock. They needed food God gave them manna from heaven.
Then God gave them the land flowing with milk and honey.
Times were good and Israel went a whoring after foreign and false gods.
It was true then and it’s true today.
We forget those that helped us when times were bad.
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