This summer was hot and dry in our area and every time I went through the pasture where the horses were, they came running. I could not get them to quit following me no matter where I went. They were not poor, but they were not fat either, and usually I have a little horse feed in my pickup so I can check up on them. Amazing what a little time and rain can do. Now there is green grass and those horses have grown fat, and they pay me no attention whatsoever. Those horses remind me of something in the Bible. When we have problems or difficulties, we run to God crying and hollering, "Help me! Help me!" And as soon as God helps us and gets us out of the mess we are in, we forget Him, and pay Him no attention (Deu. 32:10-15). Or, if we are prospering and doing well, have no problems and everything is going our way, we think we have no need of God (Psalm 73:3-12). The people, who ignore or reject God, especially after He has helped them, are described in the Bible as having grown fat, (1 Samuel 2:29-31, Nehemiah 9:25&26). We can do this but rest assured it will have consequences and God will punish, (Jeremiah 5:28&29, Isaiah 1:18-20). Let us not forget God both in the good times and the difficult. See you in Church next Sunday.