When I walk by the wayside, He is along with me... Amid all my forgetfulness of Him, He never forgets me.
- Thomas Chalmers
This little quote brings with it quite a condemnation - for so often the heinous crime is committed of forgetting God. Forgetfulness, not of mistaken or misplaced memory, but often of willful laziness, a lack of concern and total disregard of the one relationship most vital, is often the case. There is a sense in which I want to ask, "For Christians, is there any sin greater than this?' To willfully choose to ignore or otherwise neglect one's relationship with the Lord on high - when He died for the very existence of that relationship!
Oh what treason we commit when we desert the King for any lesser subject and instead place that upon the throne! What treason and yet we are granted pardon when the sentence befitting us is death. Let us not take this lightly for if we do, we then trample upon the grace of God by choosing to commit this crime in a manner so repeated it becomes habitual; we tread upon His grace by expecting it endlessly to be given.
My dear brothers and sisters, let us endeavor to make our relationship with the living God of absolute and utmost importance in our lives. Let us make it our waking thought and restful sigh at the close of each day. Let us see it become more important than food and as vital as the air we breathe. For truly, without Him we neither live nor move nor have our being.