Forgetting God

"Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver." (Psa. 1. 22.) "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." (Psa. 9:77But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. (Psalm 9:7).)
Yes, dear reader, you have only to "forget God" to be cast into hell. You may not be outwardly wicked; you may not be a drunkard, a thief, or a blasphemer, but if you "forget God" you will be turned into hell. The wicked, and those who forget God, say in their hearts, "God hath forgotten; He hideth His face; He will never see it." (Psa. 10:1111He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it. (Psalm 10:11).) But God does not hide His face; He sees all the sins you commit, and He does not forget them. He is acquainted with your secret thoughts, with your "down-sittings and uprisings," for the Psalmist says—
“Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me." (Psa. 139:7-117Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. (Psalm 139:7‑11).) J. S—n.