The concept of freedom in Scripture differs from modern notions. Freedom is not a life lived free of restraints but a life that recognizes healthy limits, those that are concern to produce prosperity and order for the person who observes them.
Moses warned them [Israelites] that the leading spiritual danger they would face on entering the [promise] land would be forgetting the Lord. What adversity would not do, prosperity and satisfaction could. They were to be on their guard against spiritual lethargy.
God delights in providing His people with material gain and comfort, although prosperity can pose a threat to spiritual well-being.
Compassion is easily forsaken in the midst of prosperity, even when this prosperity is God given.
Prosperity is often the enemy of spiritual development.
Many people find spiritual growth possible only when times are hard; prosperity tends to promote complacency.
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