Going through hard times tests your faith–where is God? Does he care? Why isn’t he doing something? But we probably don’t talk as much as we should about the opposite problem: the dangers of prosperity. In our text for tomorrow, God warns Israel as they prepare to enter Canaan. He knows they’ll be tempted to forget who is responsible for giving them the land. He knows that many of them will turn away from him and worship false gods, giving them credit for what the Lord did for them.
Are we sometimes like that? We live in a prosperous country, and God has blessed many of us significantly. Tomorrow we’re going to look at ways that our situation may parallel that of ancient Israel and ask ourselves: What am I doing to keep remembering who is responsible for the good in my life? A lack of gratitude results in idolatry and unfaithfulness.