Your basket will be blessed …

Deuteronomy 28:5

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. NIV

As I continue to work my way through the precious promises contained in Deuteronomy 28, I’ve come to verse 5.  This one, I’m certain, was incredibly meaningful at the time, but, I’m not quite sure what it means.  The Message translates this verse, “God’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl.” I get the kneading trough … but what was the purpose of the basket?  My NIV concordance was no help at all … the Hebrew word is translated simply “basket.”

I’m wishing I’d paid more attention in my World History class.

I’m pretty certain that this has to do at least partly with food, and that’s meaningful to me.  Perhaps, the basket was used to help gather food, in the same way that the kneading trough was clearly used to make it.

I love baskets.

A good friend of mine decided to sell those gosh awful expensive ones several years ago, and I found myself going to parties and falling in love with them.  I have several shapes and sizes around the house, and they hold everything from extra rolls of toilet paper in the guest bath, to the back up hard drive for my computer.

They are great for carrying things … I have one that I use to carry food in to other people’s houses.

Your basket will be blessed.

My baskets are blessed … I have no lack of things to put in them.  My bread bowl  is blessed … there’s always bread, and, if there’s not, 7-11 is not too far away.

I am living this blessing.  I’m not worrying.  I am obediently trusting God.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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