Friday, February 1, 2008

Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. "Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied, then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

When I read this I think of how many times God has blessed me beyond what I deserve, giving me all I need and more. But also how easy it is to forget the Lord in prosperity and drift in a direction that is not pleasing to Him. It's a sobering thought to think about how easy it is to forget the Lord in times when He has given us so much. Someone once said "never forget to remember all that the Lord has done in your life" for it is because of Christ that you are blessed. Boast in the name of the Lord who has done it, for He is worthy of our praise.


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