Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

You Shall Bless The Lord

Deu 8:10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

Israel as you read its history never did well with blessings. They often forgot  God when things went well for them. They constantly needed to be reminded hence the first command “to remember”. Even crossing the river Jordan to make it to the promised land, each tribe was instructed to carry a memorial stone, something tangible to remind them of their journey with God (Jos 4:7).

Now that there was going to be plenty in land of more than enough, God was not going  to intervene by miracle everyday but govern by providence. It would be easy to forget the giver when you don’t see His direct hand in providing and when one is full. In order to always remember, it is was important to bless the Lord, give thanks to the Lord and acknowledge His doing. It was away to encouraged them to keep their eyes on the giver than the gifts. It was to keep them humble lest they thought they deserved what they had. This would keep them from worshipping any idols as they did with the golden calf they paid homage to as their deliverer rather than the Lord their God. From all our comfortable enjoyments we must take occasion to reflect and thank God for our comfortable settlements as Israel had to give thanks for a good land.