Preached FCCW November, 19, 2017 Thanksgiving Sunday
Could there ever be a Biblical passage better suited for the Thanksgiving holiday than today’s Old Testament reading from Deuteronomy?
Moses whet the Israelites’ appetite for the Promised Land that awaited them by focusing on the easy access to food they would enjoy there. He portrayed Canaan as a land of olive trees, fruits and honey, and bread without scarcity. Which I think meant the same thing then as it does now – all you can eat. Not exactly turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, but certainly a lot better than the diet they had been used to.