Remember pt. 2

For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with springs that gush forth in the valleys and hills. It is a land of wheat and barley, of grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, olives, and honey. It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills. When you have eaten your fill, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the LORD your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and laws.

Deuteronomy 8:7-11 (NLT)

Here the people of Israel are being reminded of the wonderful and prosperous land that they are being brought into.  This land is being described as being plentiful and lacking nothing.  It is in this plentiful place that Moses warns the people of Israel to be careful.  Why would Moses tell them to be careful or use a word like beware?  He knew that when the people experienced all that God had promised eventually they would forget.  They would forget who their Provider was and that is was God who brought them to this great place.  Many times when there no obstacles or we are not experiencing hardship our dependence on God can diminish.  In this life we not only have to remember what the Lord has done for us in the bad times, but maybe more so in the good.  In those times that we must be careful to remember.

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