Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Deuteronomy 8:11-14
Struggle and persecution for the church usually results in growth in the church. During those times we call on the Lord and depend on Him to be our help. Yet, no one wants to be regularly struggling or under persecution, so we seek to get away from the very thing that causes growth in us. Our scripture for today warn of the dangers when we become full and satisfied. We stop depending on the Lord; we become proud and can forget the Lord, doing things on our own, not following his commands and leading. The remedy from a negative statement is do not forget the Lord, but from a positive statement, remember the Lord everyday. Whether you respond better to the negative or positive, use it to keep the Lord always on your mind.