Thursday, October 31, 2013

Whately: accustomed to blessings

Thursday, October 31, 2013
    Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
    —Deuteronomy 8:11-14 (NIV)
    It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.
    ... Richard Whately (1787-1863), New Penny Magazine, v. 1, n. 1, J. Crockford, 1861, p. 50 (see the book)
    See also Deut. 8:11-17; 6:10-16; Matt. 6:11; Luke 12:15-21
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me ever mindful of Your daily provision.
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