Israelite Gifts and Dependence

Handwritten page from the book of Psalms chapter 66 verse 12 through chapter 68 verse 11.
Pslams 66:12-68:11

Synopsis     Psalms 66:12-68:11     11/22/2021 

At some point in Israelite history, a psalmist wrote rejoicing over the harvest. In it, he celebrated God’s goodness in the ordinary things of life. He especially celebrated the manner by which God provides food to his people through the agricultural cycle of life. 

Israelite Gifts and Dependence 

God’s Blessings come in such a steady and predictable way, that it is easy to take them for granted. However, the psalmist made a point to recognize God’s mercy and provision in something as mundane as the harvest of food. 

Gifts and Dependence 

In this time, most of us are totally unaware when the harvest takes place. We simply take it for granted.  

And working as a farmer doesn’t necessarily change that spiritual reality. The science of harvest yields through genetic modification makes the harvest far more predictable than any time in history.  

But regardless of my occupation, the important moment of remembrance is recognizing that God is before every harvest. And He is before every science used to optimize the earth and its blessings. He is, in fact, the source of every good thing.  

And I am happily and entirely dependent on Him. 

“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 

November 22, 2021

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