Don The Armour

September 9, 2023

Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children

Deuteronomy 4:9 (ESV)


We often look contemptuously at the Exodus generation for how quickly they turned on God after everything they had witnessed. We see how he leads them through the Red Sea, and then, as soon as Moses goes up the mountain, they start building the golden calf. Or how he rains manna down from the heavens for them to eat, yet they still grumble. It’s easy for us to think we would act differently, but would we?

How often have we seen God’s miracles in our lives, only to be forgotten shortly after when we find ourselves in the valley again? We have all seen God do amazing works, yet we quickly begin to doubt as soon as we face hardship or affliction.

Sometimes, we think we would have stronger faith if we had witnessed supernatural events like the Exodus generation. To that, I would say, look out your window! God’s incredible power is revealed to us every day in his creation. In the sun rising and setting, the creatures toiling outside, and in his sovereignty upholding every molecule of the universe. Whether you look at particles in a microscope or galaxies in a telescope, you will see God.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

The next time you struggle and grumble against God and your duties, remind yourself of all he’s done for you. Take stock of the blessings and miracles he’s worked in your life, and allow them to build your trust in him. And take a moment to wonder at the majesty and splendor revealed in his creation.

Remember the things your eyes have seen.