Forgetting God In Good Times


Some may recall the surge in church attendance in the weeks following the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 (Eric Ferrari, “After 9/11, A Short-Lived Rush to Church,” Duke Today, August 19, 2016, surge, however, was short-lived and subsided in two to three weeks. In times of distress, we rush to God, but many of us lose sight of God in good times. The Northern Kingdom was flourishing politically and economically, so its leaders and people turned away from God, as many of us do when our own efforts appear to be accomplishing our goals.