By Ben Dankaka
Shepherd Daily Devotional – Feb 2022 – The Power to Succeed
In his farewell speech, Moses instructed his people to recognize God as the One who gives the power to produce wealth. Why was that important? You see, whenever we do not acknowledge God as the source of our wealth, we automatically claim His glory. One of the blunders of our generation is self-aggrandizement. Go to social media and you will see a myriad of success stories aimed at glorifying individuals at the expense of the Creator. I am not saying we shouldn’t celebrate ourselves. But when we describe ourselves as “idols” or “self-made”, we put God at the rear seat.
God is deeply interested in our success. For that reason, He expects us to put our faith in Him. The purpose is to humble us so that He can guide us along the right path. Recall that Moses had reminded the Israelites of the time God gave them manna to eat in the desert, to humble and to test them so that in the end it might go well with them (Deuteronomy 8:16). When we acknowledge God as our source, we will not only avoid the sin of self-glory, but would find ourselves progressing from one success to another.
Prayer/Confession: Heavenly Father, I acknowledge you as the primary source of all that I have. Thank you, Lord.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Deuteronomy 8:10-20; Proverbs 3:16; 1 Chronicles 29:12
All scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.