Most Americans will be getting together with family and friends tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps the following Old Testament verses will help prepare us for this special day.
When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord… Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God… (Deuteronomy 8:10-14)
No matter who you are or what you have been through, I’m sure you have much to be thankful for. We all do. Most of us have so much to be thankful for it’s difficult to know where to begin. After a while we tend to take our blessings for granted. Worse yet, we often deceive ourselves into thinking that we are responsible for all that we have. I encourage you to take time to consider your many blessings this Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to give credit where credit is due.