Remember the Lord thy God...
Remember the Lord thy God
Deuteronomy 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may [a]establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
MSG If you start thinking to yourselves, “I did all this. And all by myself. I’m rich. It’s all mine!”—well, think again. Remember that God, your God, gave you the strength to produce all this wealth so as to confirm the covenant that he promised to your ancestors—as it is today.
Reading the passage of Deuteronomy 8:13-18, we see God admonishing us to remember that it was His blessing on our lives that caused us to prosper. The moment we start thinking that it was our strength, wisdom or dedication that brought the blessing on us we forget that it was God's favor and blessings on our lives that brought prosperity to us. To those experiencing scarcity temporarily it pays to remember that God who rescued us from bondage to sin is well able to sustain us through times of leanness. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Paul says My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Although it is important to work, we rely on God to make us able to work. Colossians says Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord not for man. As long as we are ready and willing to work then God's blessing sustains us. I have written earlier regarding the Israelites gathering manna. Those who gathered little and those who gathered much both had their hunger satisfied. Those who gathered little had enough and those who gathered much had no extra. What that means to us is that regardless of our salary whether it is little or much, we will have our needs met. Those with the big salaries usually have big bills that go with it. As long as we acknowledge God as being our provider, He promises to supply our needs. We are living in uncertain times right now and the only certainty is God and His promises. He is still Jehovah Jireh our provider. In closing, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding and He shall establish your ways. Amen.