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It continues in verses 17-18 “And then you will say in your heart, my power and the might of my
hands has gotten me this wealth. But remember, that it is the Lord your God that has given you
the power to get wealth………, and it shall be that if you forget the Lord your God and walk
after other gods and serve them and worship them I warn you this day that you will surely perish,
as the nations that the Lord make to perish before you, so will I make you perish because you
would not listen to the voice of the Lord your God"
Living as most of us do in towns far removed from the actual growing of our food, we tend to
forget that it is not only our own hard work that provides the food we eat but also fertile land and the
rain in its season and the God given ability of a seed to grow. The second paragraph of the Kriyat
Shema is the source of the commandment to give thanks and not forget that God is the ultimate
provider. “If you will listen to My commandments I will give you the rain for your fields in its season......and you will gather the crop...
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This document was uploaded on 03/24/2014.
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- The Bible