From the Mouth of God

Deuteronomy 8:10 When you have eaten your fill, bless 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 don’t forget the Lord your God and begin to disobey him. 12-13 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, 14 that is the time to watch out that you don’t become proud and forget the Lord your God who brought you out of your slavery in the land of Egypt…17 He did it so that you would never feel that it was your own power and might that made you wealthy. 18 Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you power to become rich, and he does it to fulfill his promise to your ancestors. [TLB]

We call praying before a meal “grace” but in reality this Scripture reminds us that grace probably comes after you’ve eaten your fill and blessed the Lord your God for it.   We certainly live in a diet conscious society and this chapter begins with the same important reminder in v.3 that Jesus quoted in Matthew 4 “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” [NIV].  Grace is more than the anticipation of a good meal.  His Grace is the best “meal” you’ll ever have.  Remember?

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