Deuteronomy 8 & Matthew 9

“Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end. – Deuteronomy 8:11-16 (ESV)

When things are good it can be easy to forget that God is the giver of every good and perfect gift. When we forget that the Lord has lifted us up, we will not think to share his goodness. He has done great things for us, most importantly paying the penalty for our sins, and we should feel compelled to share the name and the fame of the Lord Jesus Christ with everyone we meet!

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…” – Matthew 9:37 (ESV)