Warning about prosperity

For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant." (Deut. 31:20.)

Elder Harold B. Lee, in Stand Ye In Holy Places, wrote: "It is frightening to observe that in places where there is the greater prosperity, there is the unmistakable evidence that, like the peoples of other dispensations, when the people prosper they forget God. They are seemingly rich in things that money can buy, but they are devoid of most of the precious things money cannot buy. . . ."The prophets have issued a clear signal of warning to those who are lifted up in the pride of their hearts because of their ease and their exceeding great prosperity:

" `Yea, and we may see at the very time when he doth prosper his people yea, then is the time that they do harden their hearts, and do forget the Lord their God and do trample under their feet the Holy One - yea, and this because of their ease, and their exceedingly great prosperity." (Hel. 12:2.)

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