The Consequences of Forgetting the Lord

When a new king arose over Egypt who did not know the work of Joseph, and hence did not know the work of God, Israel suffered for it, and later Egypt suffered worse.
So, you would think that the Israelites would never forget the Lord, but, unfortunately, that is not true, for the whole Book of Judges shows Israel forgetting Him repeatedly, and suffering each time.
The first time they forgot Him, “the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years” (Judges 3:8).
Then when the people turned back to the Lord, and cried to Him for help, He raised up a judge who delivered them, and gave the land rest for forty years, that is, until they strayed from the Lord again.
How many nations today have problems, because they have forgotten the Lord?

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