“They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord who brought us safely out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness— a land of deserts and pits, a land of drought and death, where no one lives or even travels?” Jeremiah 2:6
Egypt was the house of their bondage: the desert, through which they passed after they came out of Egypt, was a place where the means of life were not to be found; where no one family could subsist, much less a company of 600,000 men. God mentions these things to show that it was by the bounty of an especial providence that they were fed and preserved alive. Even though the Lord had done so many great things for them, they were little interested in recounting God’s great blessings. Israel did not need God anymore, they were in the land that God gave them. God brings us through our trouble and then we forget how God blessed. God asks why His redeeming acts are forgotten and His true worship abandoned; other nations do not abandon their gods, though these are worthless, but God’s people have forsaken the one true God.
Where is the God that helped America become a nation? The same God is still here and wanting us to return to Him. When individuals begin to lose there way with God, they have no interest in God’s past blessings, which were miraculous in nature and relished long ago, now hold no interest whatsoever. This is true of the modern Christian who begins to lose his way. They don’t want to hear Bible preaching. They want to seek after the latest fad.