The drought came upon the wilderness that Ephraim was camped in. But they harvested a great crop in spite of it. Undoubtedly it was God that chose to bless them in their time of need.
They got caught up in the blessings. So much so that they forgot God.
Forgetting God. It seems outrageous because God blesses His people in ways that we can’t explain. But sometimes we don’t even acknowledge Him. Maybe it’s because we’ve busied ourselves too much with the blessings He’s poured out upon us. Or maybe it’s because we’ve become so used to receiving them that we come to expect it and forget to give thanks.
Regardless of the reasoning we need to be mindful to appreciate God, thank Him for the goodness He provides and keep Him first in our life.