Beware of Spiritual Drift!

I’ve seen it happen too many times – spiritual drift!

God rescues a person from bondage, from sin, from danger, from a dilemma… They are grateful and promise to serve Him with all their heart…

Then prosperity comes… blessing proliferates… comforts increase… – all blessings from the Lord!

Tragically the rescued and saved – now blessed – begin to presume on God’s blessing, spiritual drift sets in, “first love” is forgotten, pagan culture and gods are embraced, and backsliding becomes a reality!

This morning I read the sad prophetic diagnosis of the nation Israel in Hosea 13…

“I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me – besides Me there is no Savior!  It was I who knew you in the wilderness, in the land of drought.  But when they had grazed, they became full, they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot Me!” (From Hosea 13:4-6 ESV)

So I wrote this in the margin of my Bible… Oh Lord, I never want this to happen to me!  May I remember what you have done in my life – Your salvation, your grace, your goodness, your provision, your protection, and your steadfast love!  May I NEVER forget you!  May I never drift away!  May I serve you faithfully, with all my heart!

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