The Prosperity Paradox

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Deuteronomy 8:1-20

Affluenza is a term that has been coined to describe our times. Affluenza is the condition of living in affluence but never being satisfied and always wanting more. At the heart of this condition is a lack of gratitude for what we already have. This is not a new problem. More than 3000 years ago the Israelites endured 40 years of leanness in the wilderness and stood on the verge of entering the Promised Land – a land flowing with milk and honey. But they were about to discover that if they were not careful this newfound prosperity would not automatically lead to gratitude to God but forgetfulness of Him.