Beware of Blessings

You may think the title is a little strange, but the thought came to me as I read this morning in Deuteronomy 6:12 - "Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, form the house of bondage."

Here, Moses is giving some final instructions to the next generation of Israelites who will be crossing over into the Promised Land. In the couple verse prior (vs. 10-11), Moses tells them that they are going to be inheriting a land that was great, good cities that they did not build, houses that were filled but they did not fill them, wells that had already been dug, and vineyards and olive trees which they did not plant. And when they do inherit this land, they themselves will be filled. There main charge was not to forget to love and follow the Lord, and to teach their children (vs. 4-9).

Many Christians today struggle most when the blessings come to their life. We often forget that the blessings are a result of the goodness of God, and not of anything that we have done. How many Christians fill their church pew when times are tough (sickness, death, financial loss, etc.), but can't be found when times are good (good health, good job, money in the bank, etc.)?

Let's all beware of the blessings, and make it a priority to never forget that it is the Lord who provides. Remember, He can just as easily take away as He gives.

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