Deut. 8:11 Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord ~
I remember reading this story and it made great sense to me, I hope you’ll enjoy it. A spider dropped a single strand down from the barn rafter and began to weave his web. Months went by and the web grew. His elaborate maze caught flies, mosquitoes and other small insects, providing the spider with a rich diet. Eventually it became the envy of all the other spiders. Then one day the spider noticed a single stand stretching up into the rafters. I wonder why it’s up there, It doesn’t catch any dinner? Concluding it was unnecessary, he climbed as high as he could and severed it. In a moment, the entire web began to fall in upon itself tumbling to the floor, taking the spider with it.
Could we as people make the same mistake? Can a country, a family, or even a church spin a web and then sever it? Can we grow so successful & strong, so self sufficient that we forget the strong strand that supports us. A bold portion of our population stares at the strand of faith upon which our country, family, and church hangs on and asks; why is that there? We’re not the first country to suffer from amnesia. Israel did it too, and Moses warned them: “Beware in your plenty you don’t forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands.” Keep Him first in all you do, in the good times & the bad, & you’ll be Blessed!
~ Pastor Turner