Daily Reflections

Don’t Forget The Lord Your God

June 2, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“When you eat and are full, you will bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.” —Deuteronomy 8:10

As we were growing up, my dad often read us a biblical warning about wealth: “When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in . . . be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God” (Deut. 8:12, 14).

The progression happens so easily: God blesses us, we forget to thank Him, we become proud and forget Him.

Jesus warned about the danger of working hard to accumulate material goods in this life but ending up with nothing of value in the next life. In the eyes of the world, Art DeMoss was considered a wealthy man on September 1, 1979. But that afternoon, when he was suddenly taken to heaven, he didn’t take his financial investments with him. His assets were no longer measured in dollars but in spiritual units—how much of Christ’s life had been formed in him and the extent to which he had influenced his family, friends, and associates to follow Christ.

Make it Personal

How can you choose to make your largest investments in things that are spiritual rather than things of this world?