Deuteronomy 8:10-14 - Praise God for His Blessings Lest You Forget and Become Proud.

Deuteronomy 8:10-14 (NIV) 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. 

Deuteronomy 8:10-14 (NLT) When you have 
eaten your fill, be sure to praise the LORD your 
God for the good land he has given you. 11 
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 
decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you 
have become full and prosperous and have built 
fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks 
and herds have become very large and your silver 
and gold have multiplied along with everything 
else, be careful! 14 Do not become proud at that 
time and forget the LORD your God, who rescued 
you from slavery in the land of Egypt.  


In times of plenty, we often take credit for 
our prosperity and become proud that our own 
hard work and cleverness have made us rich. It is 
easy to get so busy collecting and managing 
wealth that we push God right out of our lives. But 
it is God who gives us everything we have, and 
it is God who asks us to manage it for him. 
[Life Application SB] 


Never Lose Sight
   Were I a preacher, I would above all 
other things preach the practice of the presence 
of God. Were I a director, I would advise all 
the world to do it, so necessary do I think it, 
and so easy too. Ah! Knew we but the want we 
have of the grace and assistance of God, we would 
never lose sight of Him, no, not for a moment. 
   Believe me. Immediately make a holy and 
firm resolution never more to forget Him. Resolve 
to spend the rest of your days in His sacred 
presence, deprived of all consolations for the love of 
Him if He thinks fit. Set heartily about this 
work, and if you do it sincerely, be assured that 
you will soon find the effects of it. - Letter 
   Often, when things are going well, it can 
be easy to lose sight of God's presence in our 
lives. Complacency is dangerous, so God warns us, 
that regardless of how well things are going, He 
still has more of Himself to give us. Do not buy 
into the illusion of self-sufficiency and forget 
that God is the source of every blessing you 
enjoy. [The Practice of the Presence of God: 40 Day 
Devotional by Brother Lawrence/Alan Vermilye] 


   The Lord had through Moses set before His 
people the result of unfaithfulness. By refusing to 
keep His covenant, they would cut themselves off 
from the life of God, and His blessing could not 
come upon them. "Beware," said Moses, "that thou 
forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping His 
commandments, and His judgments, and His statutes, which I 
command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and 
art full, and hast built goodly houses, and 
dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy flocks 
multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, 
and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine 
heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy 
God ... And thou say in thine heart, My power 
and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this 
wealth ... And it shall be, if thou do at all 
forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, 
and serve them, and worship them, I testify 
against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As 
the nations which the Lord destroyeth before 
your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would 
not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your 
God." Deut. 8:11-14, 17, 19, 20.  
   The warning was not heeded by the Jewish 
people. They forgot God, and lost sight of their 
high privilege as His representatives. The 
blessings they had received brought no blessing to the 
world. All their advantages were appropriated for 
their own glorification. They robbed God of the 
service He required of them, and they robbed their 
fellow men of religious guidance and a holy 
example. Like the inhabitants of the antediluvian 
world, they followed out every imagination of their 
evil hearts. Thus they made sacred things appear 
a farce, saying, "The temple of the Lord, the 
temple of the Lord, are these" (Jer. 7:4), while at 
the same time they were misrepresenting God's 
character, dishonoring His name, and polluting His 
sanctuary.  COL291-292 


Practicing God's presence is another way of 
saying "pray without ceasing". 


Psalm 103:1-5 - Praise The Lord, O My Soul; 
And All That Is Within Me, Praise His Holy 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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