Lessons from The Israelites Forgot
- The Israelites, after being free for a short time, were scared and complained when their former slave master approached. They forgot how bad things had been and focused instead on their apparent doom.
- The Israelites needed to correctly remember both how bad things were before, and the blessings God have given them.
- Likewise, after trying to be sober, life can become hard as the urges and compulsions grow stronger. Withdrawal can seem worse than having an addiction. It might seem better to have never tried to quit. Remembering how things were before recovery can help you be grateful for how things are now and can help you keep your commitments.