Receive His Blessings

November 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

It is Thanksgiving eve.  We count our many blessings and give thanks for them.  Psalm 24 suggests that for God’s people thanksgiving starts with the acknowledgement that “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (24:1).  If we truly acknowledge that, we learn to seek the Lord in every aspect of our lives, because everything belongs to Him anyway.  Then we reject the ability of any other “idols” to give blessings (24:4).  Thanksgiving is a time to be honest about naming the “contemporary idols” (especially the consumerist and material ones) that create the illusion that we are dependent on them for the blessings in our lives.  Those who are able to shift the focus of their lives from these other idols to the one and only true God “will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Saviour” (24:5).

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