September 2nd – Deuteronomy 8:7

Deuteronomy 8:7

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills;

Even though the United States isn’t short of faults, those that live here are blessed. For no other country offers the freedoms, prosperity, and abundance of America. That’s why it’s important to have a spirit of gratitude for living in a land of plenty. A blessing the rest of the world isn’t privileged to experience. And in a world where scarcity and need often prevail, we are called to recognize the abundance that surrounds us. From her fertile lands to bountiful resources, the hand of God has been upon the country. Such blessings are not to be taken for granted but rather embraced with a thankful heart. We should be grateful not only for the physical provisions but also for the sense of security, peace, and opportunities that come with living in a land of plenty. This verse encourages us to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and His unwavering care. And with our gratitude, we honor the Giver of all good gifts and cultivate a spirit of generosity, reflecting God’s love in the world.