Joshua 22:29 (KJV) “God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn this day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD our God that is before his tabernacle.”
It is a common practice within life to obtain something which we may have wanted for a long time. Then, we forget how we obtained it. Whether it was through the benevolence of someone else or not, we often fail to acknowledge the source of our happiness. In Christian circles, we are inclined to do the same.
I believe that this stems from our belief that we are independent of others. We deceive ourselves into believing that we are able to go through life and “make our own fortune” apart from the external assistance. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As believers, we understand that God is the Source of all that we have. We have to acknowledge His hand at work in our lives in ways we cannot explain. The way in which He works things out for our good is completely beyond human comprehension. It is so awe-inspiring that human reasoning causes many to doubt because we cannot explain how everything has worked in our favor other than the fact that it was all God.
I have written all of that to say this, we can NEVER forget:
- where we have come from,
- how we arrived there,
- those who have helped us, and
- it was God working behind the scenes on your behalf.
We cannot forget that if it had not been for God on our side, we would NEVER have made it this far in life…(Deut. 8:17-18).