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“Because you rejoiced when the inheritance of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, Mount Seir, you and all of Edom. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
These are the words of the Lord after He had judged the people of Israel, in particular, Judah and Jerusalem. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had destroyed them. While this was happening, foreign nations nearby rejoiced and mocked Judah’s terrible dilemma. God said, “Because you were happy and rejoiced when I punished Israel, I will, in time, do the same with you!” Reminding all of us that “God Never Forgets.”
I can remember, as a young father having one of my sons get excited about his brother being disciplined a time or two. I never forgot that. As a dad, I just never forgot that. I would eventually get around to that son, whichever one it was, and say, “Remember when you were happy your brother got in trouble? Well, it’s your turn now.” That’s just a finite little story from one small family. But what happens when the God of the universe disciplines a whole nation for the errors of its way? I can tell you this. The best thing for other nations to do is humble themselves instead of rejoicing. The old song says, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” But He also has us in His thoughts at all times. Because “God Never Forgets,” I’ve lived my life and humbled myself when it would have been more fun to celebrate. Why? Because I want God to remember that He can trust me instead of the failure I’ve been a part of.
I know that all have sinned and have fallen short of Your glory. That word ALL certainly includes me. This AM, once again, I humble myself, oh Lord, in faith, believing that You won’t wink at my sin, but that You will forgive me of my sin. Amen