Are we grateful to God? Do we begin our prayers to Him with that attitude of heart, mind and soul?
Long ago, God told the Israelites there would be plenty of opportunity to prosper in the land He was giving them. (Deut. 8:6-9).
He warned them not to become proud and forget that it was He who had made their prosperity possible (Deut. 8:10-14).
The Israelites were to take the Lord’s tenth (tithe) to Jerusalem each fall after the harvest and use it for a big feast to celebrate the Lord’s blessings upon them (Deut. 14:22-26). The reason He commanded them to separate the tithe was that He wanted to remind them it was His.
Because we’re not under the Law, we no longer believe that one tenth is the Lord’s, so we no longer credit Him for our blessings.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God…” Philippians 4:6
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
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