Beware, My Friend!
““Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end— then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’ “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God.” Deut. 8:11-20 (bold and underlining and italics added)
I am 100% Jewish, the Lord Jesus Christ who is Jewish and is the Messiah of the Jewish people, the Jewish people are God’s chosen people, and the Lord Jesus Christ DIED FOR ALL PEOPLE AND WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD so that ALL PEOPLE, the Jewish people and the non-Jewish people, who repent and believe He died for our sins and was resurrected, truly believing in Him as Lord and Savior and giving Him their lives are forgiven by God and given eternal life. The ONLY WAY to a forever relationship with God instead of forever apart from Him in hell and the lake of fire is THROUGH FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND A LIFE DEDICATED UTTERLY TO HIM! The Lord through Moses freed His chosen people from bondage in Egypt to bring them into the Promised Land and gave them commandments to live by and issued as seen in the verses above a DIRE WARNING that was not merely for His chosen people all those years ago but is for ALL PEOPLE including you and me, and some of us right now whether Jewish followers of the Lord Jesus Christ as I am or non-Jewish followers of the Lord Jesus Christ or even you who may be reading this right now who need to repent and place your trust in Christ as Lord MUST HEAR THIS WARNING.
EVERYTHING GOOD IN OUR LIVES IS FROM GOD! When we repent and receive Christ as Lord, God frees us from the bondage of living a lifestyle of darkness and perpetual habitual sin and the curse of death, hell, and the lake of fire to come and we look forward to the Promised Land of eternity with Him. He then blesses us each and every day with endless blessings right down to our very breath and most importantly with forever intimate fellowship with Christ not to mention countless other blessings. But how many of us, if we are honest with ourselves, either take for granted His blessings, most importantly the ability to have a relationship with God through Christ, and with all our other blessings, or, as warned about in the verses above, take credit for and praise ourselves and glorify ourselves instead of the Lord for the abundant lives He gives us? How many of us give ourselves credit for paychecks, for our relationships, for our successes, for any and all of the good in our lives?
MAY THE LORD GET THE GLORY FOR EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF GOODNESS AND BLESSING AND ABUNDANCE AND PROVISION AND LOVE AND PEACE AND HOPE AND JOY AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND HEALTH AND ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES! WITHOUT EXCEPTION!
Praise the Lord! Oh, praise the Lord, dear friend! To the Lord be all the glory He is due! Forevermore!