Text: Deuteronomy 8.10-18
“The blessing of wealth does not spontaneously result in growing devotion to God. In fact, the gravitational pull seems to be in the opposite direction,” Jeff Manion, Satisfied, p.184.
This “gravitational pull” away from God in times of prosperity is not new. Thousands of years before the time of Jesus, God warned the Israelites against such a situation when they enjoyed his blessings: “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 8.10-11).
Review the trajectory of your life over the past several years, especially if your income, possessions, and status have continued to grow. If your review shows you pulling away from God, even subtly, confess that before him. Talk to a trusted, mature believer about changes you can make to alter this trajectory.
Continue your reading of Proverbs by reading chapter 27.