Many of us will be celebrating this 4th of July with picnics and get-togethers. Good times and fun.
We are truly blessed beyond measure when compared with most other countries, and it would be easy to forget our blessings.
In Deuteronomy 8, the people were reminded that they are about to enter the land of milk and honey, a land where bread will not be scarce and they will lack nothing.
They were told: “When you have eaten and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud. You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and thus confirms His covenant.
As we enjoy ourselves this 4th of July, let us be compassionate to those who are in need. Let us remember The One who gives us the ability to produce wealth. Let us reflect and give thanks.
Happy 4th of July. I’m Habeeb Habeeb. May the Lord bless you and keep you.