November 13

Psalm 16:1-6

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.” vs. 6

As the psalmist reflects on his relationship with the Lord he recognizes that his life is very good. He has a good family and productive land…his boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places. None of these gifts have come as a result of his own labor…he was simply born in the right place at the right time. And he has a solid faith in a God who could be trusted! Life doesn’t get any better! Some of us know what he’s talking about. We have an enviable life…a fine home, loving children and grandchildren, and a fine faith community. And we have these things because we were born in a particular place in the best of times…we know in our hearts that it’s not because we deserve such a life. It’s possible even to feel guilty sometimes about how good we have it, especially when we see the struggles that others face. We’re not any better than them…why do we have it so good? Why have we been so blessed? There are no good answers to questions like this…and we certainly shouldn’t feel bad about feeling good. Probably the best thing we can do is give thanks and praise to God…and make sure that we live in a manner that gives glory to God. Our call is to be generous and kind, willingly sharing what we have so that others in turn may be blessed!

Thought for the Day: What undeserved blessings have I received?

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