Thursday, February 18, 2016

THOU SHALL BLESS THE LORD


When thou hast eaten and art full,then thou shall bless the LORD thy God for the good land he hath given thee.Deuteronomy 8:10-20

Moses directs to the duty of prosperous condition. Let them always remember their Benefactor.In everything we must give thanks. 

Moses arms them(the Israelites)against the temptations of a prosperous condition.When men posses large estates,or are engaded in profitable business,they find the temptation to pride,forgetfulness of God,and carnal mindedness,very strong;and they are anxious and troubled about many things.

 In this situations the believing poor have the advantage;they more easily perceive their supplies coming from the LORD in answers to the prayer of faith;and, strange as it may seem,they find less difficulty in simply trusting him for daily bread. 

They taste a sweetness therein,which is generally unknown to the rich, while they are also freed from many of their temptations. 

Forget not God's former dealing with thee.Here is the great secret of Divine Providence.Infinite wisdom and goodness are the source of all the changes and trials believers experience.Israel had many bitter trials,but it was to do them good.Pride is natural to the human heart.

Would one suppose that such a people,after their slavery at the brick-kilns,should need the thorns of the wilderness to humble them? But such is man! And they were proved that they might be humbled. None of us live a single week without giving proofs of our weakness,folly,and depravity. 

To broken- hearted souls alone the saviour is precious indeed.Nothing can render the most suitable outward and inward trials effectual,but the power of the spirit of God. See here how God's giving and our getting are reconciled, and apply it to spiritual wealth. 

All God's gifts are in pursuarance of his promises. Moses repeats the warning he had often given of the fatal consequences of forsaking God.Those who follow others in sin,will follow them to destruction. If we christians are going to do as sinners do,we must expect to fare as sinners fare.

Remember to serve God with all your riches and wealth, He is the one who has given us power to make wealth.

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