“Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house.”
Today’s scripture comes from a long collection of laws found in the book of Deuteronomy. This particular portion is regarding the law of first fruits which required people to bring the first fruits of their harvest to God as a symbol of gratitude and trust. It is gratitude for growth and trust for more growth. This requirement shows that gratitude and trust go hand in hand. With gratitude, we can grow in our trust that there will be more for which we can be grateful. When we fail to be grateful, we lose our ability to trust that God will continue to bring us good things. Today, you are invited to reflect on how gratitude and trust have been related in your life? For what are you grateful? How does that gratitude reflect trust?