His Word
Gaining Wealth
The Sacred And The Profane
Praise Him In All Things
More Blessings
Now Is The Time
Desert Clothes
It Takes Time
Moving On
Be Sensitive
A Word In Season
Leading By Example
Conditional Promises
Anonymous Giving
It's Enough
Counting The Names
Refuge In Forgiveness
Watching Over You
Facing Your Fears
Who Is To Blame
Improper Desires
Be Ye Holy
Clinging To The Truth
Remembered Or Remembrance
Hidden Treasures In Egypt
Broken Tablets ~ Broken Relationships
Love And Forgiveness
Tough Love
And You Shall Love
What Do You Love
Growing Up
That You May Live
Strengthen Your Faith
What Kind Of Person Are You
What Can I Do For You
Stiff Neck
The First Man, Adam
Admonitions In Scripture
Why Was Aaron Punished
When In Doubt
Seek His Light
Desire His Commandments
Use Your Common Sense
Complete Surrender
Be Yourself
Spiritual Strength
Evaluate Properly
Examine Your Priorities
Choose Your Priorities
Be A Man
Be A Wise Man
Blaming Others
Trading Places
Proper Conduct
Keep Pure
More Land
Forty Days, Forty Years
Where Are You
Do Not Fear
As Rain
Hatred Without Cause
Peace In The Home
Great Love
Taking Risks
Tests And Spiritual Growth
Sustained By His Power
Turn And See
Be Ye Holy
Love Your Neighbor
Be Ye Perfect
Pursue Righteoness
Speaking The Truth
Be Sincere
Be Content
Be Trustworthy
True Gratitude
Love And Humility
Setting Priorities
Seeing The Word
Test of Character
The Year of Jubilee
It's A Daily Battle
Simpletons And Fools
Created In His Image
Showing Respect
Rest Among The Wise
See Your Dreams Fulfilled
No Competition
Keeping Records
Fault Finding
Listening To Evil Report
Are You Easily Offended
Uplifting Thoughts
It's Not About The Money
Accepting Responsibility
Clothes And Perfection
His Special Creation
Fear or Faith
Why Worry
Come Out
A Call To Separation
A Light To The Nations
The Praises of Yahveh
Be Compassionate
The Road To Success
You Are Special
The Fear of Yahveh
Righteous Giving
Helping The Poor
Speaking His Word
Gaining Wealth
No Coincidence
You Count
Receive Your Blessings
All Things Are Possible
Pray Without Ceasing
Speak To A Friend
Yahveh's Vessels
It Is Better
Long Life
Abraham's Wisdom
The Unexpected Witnesses
Measure For Measure
Seeking After Yahveh
Like A Baby
Consider Yourself Dead
Wandering or Traveling
Gaining Wisdom
Firm Trust
Concern or Worry
Divine Blessings
Face The Truth
Do Unto Others
When We Pray
Courage To Grow
The Power of Speech
Showing Gratitude
Sugar And Humility
Do The Right Thing
Real Forgiveness
The Pleasure of Forgiving
Love Relationship
Acts of Kindness
Say Something Nice
Never Stop Learning
The Value of Working
There Is Hope
Lest You Die
Now What
The Unusual Oath
Be Still

"You might say to yourself, my might and the power of my hand have gained me this wealth."  Deuteronomy 8:17
Moses warned the Israelites that upon entering Canaan and inheriting a prosperous and fertile land "flowing with milk and honey," they should not think that they made themselves wealthy. Rather, they should always be aware that their land was a Divine Gift.
For that generation, the challenge was not too difficult, because as Moses had pointed out to them earlier, they had personally experienced forty years of miraculous survival in the desert wilderness, fed by the daily manna and watered by a spring which accompanied them on their journeys. With such obvious manifestations of divine wonders, they would not be likely to ascribe any future success to their own strength and cunning.
Today, however, we tend to think that the world operates purely by natural laws and that man can determine his own fate and fortune. Thus, Moses' message was intended for us even more than for his generation. Surely we are required to work, for the Torah itself states that Yahveh will bless the work of "our hands" (Deuteronomy 14:29), but we should not lose sight of the fact that Yahveh’s blessings, not brains or sweat, ultimately determines our fortune.
The only difference between today and Moses' time is that then, Yahveh’s Hand was manifest everywhere but today it is concealed. Remember: Even though you may work hard, the results of your efforts are determined by Yahveh.