Taken For Granted

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

Some evolutionary proponents teach that fingernails are left over claws from our early ancestors, and that they are disappearing for lack of use. Lack of use?  I recently lost the fingernail on my left index finger because of a workshop accident. Since then, I have realized how many uses there are for fingernails. We use them for scratching itches, peeling fruit, dealing with price tags, access hatches, battery covers, product labels, can tabs, duct tape, masking tape, and slots on pocket knife blades. Try picking up a dime from the floor without the use of a finger nail or some substitute tool. Fingernails are really well designed tools with a multitude of uses. We use them so much we often take them for granted.

The children of Israel journeyed through the wilderness for forty years.  All that time, God provided wonderful miracles for them: freeing them from slavery, parting the Red Sea, providing them water, feeding them daily with manna, treating them with quail, and guiding them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night! Yet they became very hard hearted toward Him! It seems that over time God’s miracles and provision just became commonplace and they began to take them for granted!

Before we click our tongues, shake our heads, and point a finger at those “terrible, ungrateful” Israelites, let’s take a look at ourselves. Don’t we often do the same thing? It happens to the best of us. Let’s not take our Lord for granted!

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. Psalms 111:4

Lanny Johnson

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