Week 44 Monday

Remember

Today’s scripture selection: Deuteronomy 7-9

Key verses: Deuteronomy 8:10-18

“Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God…”

When

  • Things are going well
  • You have a full belly
  • Sleep comes easily
  • The bank account is nice and full
  • Everything’s going great at work
  • Your family is getting along
  • You have plenty of friends
  • Life is good

Sometimes, not always, but sometimes – we forget.

We forget to praise and thank the Source of all good gifts from above.  We have a tendency to take all the credit for all the good stuff that is happening.  And, should we do that, we are like the people of ancient Israel who had to be reminded never to forget the LORD.

It’s natural – it’s human nature.

To think, as Scripture puts it, that “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”

And it is then we need to hear Scripture’s counsel again:

“But remember the LORD your God; for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”

God loves us…always has…always will.

And that means that sometimes – many times, if you think about it, life is good.

That’s worth remembering.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your everlasting love, shown in so much blessing.  AMEN.

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