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Summary: God knew us before He ever created us. He knew that we would make mistakes; He knew that we would forget Him at times. He knows how much He hates sin and He knew how much He would love us. What a wonderful God we have! That He gave His only begotten S

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“God Never Forgets”

Judges 2:11-16

INTRO: As we go through life we meet many people along the way and we learn many, many things don’t we? I would say in the time that we are in school as children is the time we meet most of the people and we learn most of the things we know. Now one might argue that we meet more people in our everyday life as we go about living and working. And that may very well be true. That as we go about working and living our everyday lives, we learn more than we ever did at school.

I guess the reason I mention school is because on one of my short breaks during the week, really late at night I got online and went to Classmates.com. I registered my name for the school I went to and for the year I graduated and looked at all the people on there that I went to school with. As I was looking through the names I could recall some things about people. I could see their faces and know how they did in school. Remember if they played sports, or where in FFA or sang in the choir and so on and so on. But there were some names on there that I didn’t even know. I thought, I went to school with these people, how did I go to school with these people and not even know them. I must have known them at one time or another, but I sure couldn’t remember them then. You see our memory fails us at times doesn’t it? We forget the things we learned and some people we knew and how to do some things that we used to.

There are those things that we once could do and now we can’t. Now I don’t mean those things we can’t do anymore because we are old and just can’t do them. I mean those things we just can’t remember how to do. But you know, there are some things that we just don’t forget how to do aren’t there. We don’t forget how to ride a bike, or to swim, or dribble a basketball and throw a baseball you know what kind of things I mean, those physical things that once you learn them they stick with you for life. Those are the kinds of things we can’t do anymore because of age.

But I’m talking about the things like we learned at school, like how to do Algebra and Geometry. We forget what the capital of Germany is, and what the state tree for Washington is. You know the kinds of things I’m talking about, those things that we learn at school that years later we can’t recall.

What about when you’re on the computer and you want to find a file that you just know you saved, but for the life of you, you can’t find it anywhere. Or not remembering those short cuts for copying and pasting or some other short cuts that you once did.

How about when you want to make a certain kind of dish. You know the one I’m talking about, it’s the one that was great last time you made it and there is no way, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t remember how much of this and that you put in it. And then your eating it and it just doesn’t taste the same and all the time at the dinner table your searching your brain trying to remember just how it was.

I don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to do something and couldn’t remember how to do it. It’s frustrating isn’t it? Just this last week, I think it was on Tuesday. My wife and I went to Kirksville to do some shopping. Now you’ll get an idea of just how much I go shopping for groceries from this little story.


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