Deterioration of character has its beginning with forgetting God. Man was created with the ability to remember. Memory serves us well in directing us to wise decisions. To forfeit the memory of important experiences, people, and lessons is to damage self. It is very difficult to engage in sinful behavior while praying, “Our Father, who art in heaven.”
When God is not considered, the principal restraint from sin is removed. Ezekiel 22 and Romans 1 show the degeneracy of moral character when God is forgotten. Without God in our thinking one sin quickly leads to another. Soon you have lives filled with idolatry, adultery, and murder. A refusal to remember God opens the door to every imaginable wicked deed. Many need to be told, “Remember from whence thou art fallen” (Rev. 2:5).
Man is at his best when he is remembering God. It is our obligation to continually call God to mind. Keeping God in memory helps to free us from the trap of temptation and pit of sin. If you continually tell God, “Depart from me!” then one day you will hear, “Depart from me!”
From Bulletin Gold (www.bulletingold.com)