Today, we’re going right to Scripture.
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 so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NIV)
Enough said. Convicting. Encouraging. Gratitude Invoking.
I will note though that Deuteronomy 8 follows (of course) Deuteronomy 7, maybe my favorite chapter in all of the Old Testament… think “Rudy” “Win One for the Gipper” and all of the great underdog and motivational speech stories all rolled in to one.
We aren’t “Self Made”…..let’s go out today and work with gratitude in service of our Maker.