When You Have Eaten, and Are Satisfied. . .

Poised at the edge of the Promised Land, Moses tells the Children of Israel: “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills;  a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.” (Deuteronomy 8:7-9)

He spoke of Israel, the land that God promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But the description reminds me of home. In the midst of financial stress, compounded by natural disasters, we Americas tend to forget how abundantly blessed we really are.

Moses warned Israel, “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. . . You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth. . .” (Deuteronomy 8:10, 17-18)

If you live in a land of plenty, as I do, how about joining me in a shout of praise to God for giving us this good land?

Copyright 2011, Kathryn A. Frazier All rights reserved. Shevarim.com


One thought on “When You Have Eaten, and Are Satisfied. . .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s