The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.” vs. 6Psalm 16:1-6
The psalmist didn’t have anything to complain about as he sang praises to God. Life had been going pretty well, and his inheritance included properties that insured a prosperous life. There are many in our time who find themselves in similar situations. While some have accumulated goods and material wealth through hard labor and wise investments, others find themselves living the good life simply because of their life circumstances. Many believers are in that category. They have all they need for daily living, and more. They understand their benefits to be a part of God’s blessings, and most respond with generous thanksgiving. It’s not that God loves some people more than others! That certainly is not the case. But one way or another, many times because of the accidents of birth and educational opportunities, some of us end up with a lot of stuff. And it isn’t even so much that we have sought these things in life–they’ve simply come to us. Sometimes it’s almost embarrassing when we take inventory of what we have. To put it plainly, we have been blessed! In such circumstances it can be easy to fall out of touch with our Lord, sometimes by giving too much credit to our own efforts, and at other times by neglecting our spiritual health. How good it is when people of faith regularly offer thanks and praise to the One from whom all blessings flow!
Thought for the Day: How did I end up with so much stuff?