Judges 2: 10 After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.
11 The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight and served the images of Baal. 12 They abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They went after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the Lord. 13 They abandoned the Lord to serve Baal and the images of Ashtoreth. 14 This made the Lord burn with anger against Israel, so he handed them over to raiders who stole their possessions. He turned them over to their enemies all around, and they were no longer able to resist them.15 Every time Israel went out to battle, the Lord fought against them, causing them to be defeated, just as he had warned. And the people were in great distress.I think it's safe to say that it's not so much that the Israelites didn't remember what God had done for Israel - after all, I'm sure the stories were passed down, there were too many miracles that took place for people to be unaware of what had gone on. But they didn't acknowledge His Lordship over their lives and remembering the past was irrelevant to have they lived.
It reminds me of the phrase "Those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it".
It's not enough to just know about God and about the things He has done. After all, the demons not only know about God they know He is God - but they obviously do not love, worship or serve Him.
Knowledge needs to become faith!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Judges 4:1-5:31, Luke 22:35-53, Psalm 94:1-23, Proverbs 14:3-4
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