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full of themselves

Deuteronomy 8:10 When you eat and are full, you will celebrate Yahveh your God for the good land he has given you.
Deuteronomy 8:11 “Be careful or else you will forget Yahveh your God by failing to watch his commands, rules, and prescriptions that I am commanding you today.
Deuteronomy 8:12 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in,
Deuteronomy 8:13 and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases,
Deuteronomy 8:14 be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget Yahveh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

full of themselves

The Israelites were going to get what they wanted, but God knew that it would be too much. Their newfound prosperity would make them proud, and their fullness would make them full of themselves.

Celebrating the holidays, we can also run the risk of forgetting our Lord. In the midst of fun, food and family, there should be a seat at the table for the one who gave it all to us. This is especially true since none of those blessings are eternal. But permanent life is ours as a gift from our Savior, whose human birth we celebrate this day.

Thank you, Lord, giver of all good things.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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