If your job is going well, be careful.
If your health is good, be careful.
If your family relationships are strong and smooth, really be careful.
The fact is that we’ve all got to be very careful when our lives are going very well.
God said so.
For if we carelessly lose sight of the real reason why things are going so well, things just might turn south in a bad way.
“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. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful!
“Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 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! 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.
“He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 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.”
These words from Deuteronomy 8:11-18 provide a potent reminder that what we have regarding abilities, opportunities or possessions has been given to us by God. To Him we are beholden. And for Him should our obedience be complete.
Tell everyone that our blessings and abilities are gifts from God.
They just might want to start thanking Him for their blessings and abilities as they recognize — as should we — that it’s only because of God that they even have life.
As always, I love you