THEME: Bountiful Harvest
PASSAGE: Psalm 67:1-7
HYMN: MHB 681 – LET the people praise Thee, Lord.
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 67: 7 “God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.”
This anonymous Psalm of praise appears to be a song sung by Israelites during harvest. Verses 6 and 7, however, look into the future when people will experience bumper harvests and the whole world (earth) will praise the God of harvest.
Psalm 75:6-7 states that “Promotion neither comes from the east nor from the west nor from the South. But God is the judge, He puts down one and sets up another.”
When God blesses our harvests, we should praise Him, who made it happen. Without rain, warmth and sunshine, no plant can grow. No matter how hardworking a farmer can be, if God did not provide rain, sunshine, warmth and good soil, all will come to nought. It will be labour loss. This will not be our portion in Jesus’ name.
When stupendous blessings come to anyone they will activate fear because such are beyond human comprehension. They will ask “How did he or she do it?” This was what happened in the life of Obed-Edom in 2 Samuel 6:1-12, the Lord blessed everything that he had, to the extent that King David became envious of this so-called “Servant of Edom.”
We, as Christians, must commit our endeavours to God. No matter the level of economic recession, one will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither. Whatever he/she does will prosper. In the period of recession he/she will live in plenty.
Today is All Souls Day, and as you go out, let your heart be full of praises to God and surely the blessings that will make others to ask, “How did you make it?” will be yours. Amen.
PRAYER: Gracious Father, bless the work of my hands and let it yield bountiful harvest in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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