Our Daily Bread is hosted by Les Lamborn
[READ: Psalm 95:1-7]
All things were created through Him and for Him. —Colossians 1:16
Did you hear about the church that didn't have enough room for parking? Fortunately, it was located right next to a store that was closed on Sundays, so a church member asked the store owner if they could overflow into his parking lot. "No problem," he said. "You can use it 51 weeks out of the year. On the 52nd week, though, it will be chained off." The man was grateful, but asked curiously, "What happens that week?" The store owner smiled, "Nothing. I just want you to remember that it's not your parking lot."
It's easy to take for granted all the material and spiritual blessings that God has given us. That's why we need to stop and remember that Scripture says the true owner of all we possess is God: "All that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all" (1 Chron. 29:11).
Even our bodies do not belong to us: "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit . . . and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price" (1 Cor. 6:19-20). As 1 Timothy 6:17 reminds us: "God . . . gives us richly all things to enjoy."
We are so abundantly blessed with good things! Let's never take our Father for granted, but use wisely and gratefully all that He has given us. —Cindy Hess Kasper
As we all enjoy God's blessing, Oh, may we not forget Our Lord, from whom all good gifts come— In Him our needs are met. —Fitzhugh
God gives blessing to us so we can give glory to Him
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Psalm 27:4-5 (my prayer)
The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.