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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
An impact statement that every follower of God should keep in mind is found in
Hosea 13:6. Listen, “When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were
satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.”
Satisfied, proud and forgetful: what a tragic trilogy.
It is found in a passage where God is expressing His anger against Israel.
They had chosen a treacherous path of idolatry, even offering human sacrifices.
God demands uncompromised devotion. He will not share His glory with
God loves sinners, as explained and demonstrated
throughout Hosea. Even in Hosea 13:5 He says, “I cared for you in the
desert, in the land of burning heat.” In their time of need, when left to
themselves, they would have starved. God fed them, and they were
satisfied. He miraculously provided manna for them daily for four decades.
When they grumbled in the desert He even provided quail to eat and water to
But when they were satisfied they became proud.
Proud that they were a special people to God. This pride soon blinded them
so that God’s provision became more important to them than His person and
presence. They forgot Him.
Never forget this tragic trilogy: satisfied, proud and
We are living in the lap of luxury. God has
prospered us beyond imagination. We need to beware of the danger of
becoming proud in our prosperity, for that inevitably leads to forgetfulness.
Remember this impact statement: “When I fed them, they
were satisfied, when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot