Rightly Handling Prosperity
Nineteenth century American evangelist, D.L. Moody said, “We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.” Moody states a timeless truth.
Thousands of years earlier, Moses would need to warn the Israelites not to forget God during the good times, “Lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (Deu 8:12-14) Sadly, the Israelites would forget God during the good times, again and again.
We are very blessed in our land. Let’s not allow our blessings to distract us from the one who blesses. Let’s remember that every good and perfect gift come from God (Jam. 1:17). Let’s remember that our good things aren’t a reason to forget God. They’re a reason to thank him, love him, and live for him. -Paul