Do not forget

Deuteronomy 6:10-12, “And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you – with great and good cities that you did not build and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant – and when you eat and are full, then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

I’ve often thought of this verse as wise advice for some future prosperous time in our life but the truth is that it applies to my life now.  I live in a city that I did not build, a house that is full of things given to us by the generosity of God.  I drink wonderful water from a faucet, which flows from a complex system of cisterns that I did not dig.  I eat delicious food from plants that I never even see.

Lord, thank you for these blessings. Forgive me for thinking so little of them.  Lord, thank you for being my Rescuer, the one who brought me out of my slavery and bondage to sin.  I was almost lost to depression, despair, and destruction but You intervened and re-wrote my story.  Thank you.  Let the conveniences in my life remind me of your faithfulness rather than make me forget You.  You are the Keeper of my soul.  Amen

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