10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! 14 Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! 16 He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good. 17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
19 “But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed.20 Just as the Lord has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey the Lordyour God. – Deuteronomy 8:10-20 (NLT)
It is possible and easy to forget God when you’re comfortable, proud or competent. Even when you have it all, accept it with humility and acknowledge the source by going back to thank God. For one you’d escape losing it all or being punished.
Nothing you do in this world is ever done in “your” strength or power because you have no strength or power except through God. Don’t run to God when you’ve lost it all or when you don’t have at all. In all you have and in all you don’t have, DO NOT FORGET GOD.
Begin your week on these words.
Have a blessed week everyone!!!