There is more than one type of forgetfulness. It is sometimes being unable to remember something. For me, it is sometimes going somewhere to do something or get something in the house or the garage, and then, when arriving, not remembering why I went there in the first place. But there is a really bad kind of forgetting that most of us do. It is to treat something or someone with thoughtless inattention or neglect.
Sadly, the One we often forget is the one who never forgets us. And it certainly is our fault that we are forgetting because he has given us what we need to remember who we are, Whose we are, and what we are to do as a result of those reminders. Of course, this presumes we are listening.
“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:23-25
How to Identify a Follower of Jesus
A follower of Jesus is someone who doesn’t forget what is most important for today. Your most important day is today. Don’t waste it. One way to do this is to examine our agenda for the day.
“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.” Psalm 95:6-9
Five Minute Friday
This post is part of the weekly Five-Minute Friday link-up.
All scripture passages are from the English Standard Version except as otherwise noted.