Saturday, July 21, 2012

For All of Us Who are Satisfied This Weekend

"10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, 
praise the Lord your God 
for the good land he has given you. 
11 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. 
12 Otherwise, 
when you eat and are satisfied, 
when you build fine houses 
and settle down, 
13 and when your herds and flocks grow large 
and your silver and gold increase 
and all you have is multiplied, 
14 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. 
15 He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, 
that thirsty and waterless land, 
with its venomous snakes and scorpions. 
He brought you water out of hard rock. 
16 He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, 
something your ancestors had never known, 
to humble and test you 
so that in the end it might go well with you. 
17 You may say to yourself, 
“My power and the strength of my hands 
have produced this wealth for me.” 
18 But remember the Lord your God, 
for it is he 
who gives you the ability to produce wealth, 
and so confirms his covenant,which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. "

Deuteronomy 8:10-18

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