Don't Forget Where It All Came From?
- Deuteronomy 8:3 (NLT)
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How did Israel ever get out of a land of pain, sorrow and bondage? It was God's mighty hand that brought Israel out of Egypt into a future that was brighter than they could imagine. Well at-least the younger generation experience the Promise Land that was intended for all of them.
Israel had botched their whole future up because of unbelief. Ten out of the twelve spies said, "Were not able to go in, because there are giants in the land. We are grasshoppers in their site." It was Joshua and Caleb that proclaimed, "We are more than able to go in and possess the land." Doubt caused most of Israel to miss the Promise Land.
God was merciful enough to see them through forty years of wandering in the wilderness. He fed them manna, quail, and brought water out of the rock to quench their thirst. These forty years, their clothes didn't wear out, and their feet didn't blister or swell.
It was the desire of God to bring them into a good land of flowing streams, pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. This was a land of wheat, barley, grapevine, fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey.
How could so many miss the blessings and prosperity that God had intend for all of His people? God reminds Israel that He is the one that gives men the power to get wealth, success and blessings. It was faith in the heart of two men that would lead the younger generation to all their blessings and success.
God says, "When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you. Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey His commands. When you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful!"
The point is to never become arrogant or prideful, or to think that is was your talent and smarts that got you where you are today. It is God alone that has brought you the success that you have today. Never forget where all your blessings come from. God has done great things for you and should be praised and glorified.
In the closing of this chapter, God gives a Warning. If you forget where your blessings came from, don't be surprised if you lose it all. My friend, that is a great warning and reminder for each of us. Why not take a moment today to give God thanks and praise for all He had done for you? This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
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