Daily Devotion January 8, 2023

Marie’s daily verse: 

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” MATTHEW 28:18-20

DAILY DEVOTION, January 8, 2023

Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God … when you have eaten and are full and have built and occupied good houses (Deuteronomy 8:11-12).

One of our prayers is for God to bless us with the things we need. Some TV ministers promote a “prosperity gospel.” Trust in God, and He will bring you all kinds of blessings. You’ll have a lovely house and a full bank account.  Yes, God promises to provide all our needs (Philippians 4:19), and sometimes He blesses us with an abundance. Our verse, however, gives us a warning about prosperity.

Some very successful people believe their wisdom and ability have brought them prosperity. God tells Israel to remember that all we have comes from God. The danger is that we can become so tied up with worldly blessings that God is forgotten. There are two ways we can protect ourselves from this happening. First, thank God for all that you have. Second, be content with what you have. Christians who are not thankful and are discontented, always wanting more, are headed for trouble. They have pushed God aside.

Father, I thank you for reminding me that everything I possess comes from You. I thank You for the many blessings You have given to me. May I learn to be content with what I have. I trust in Jesus as my Savior. As I focus on Him, I am content.  May His name be honored in my life, Amen.

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