Proverbs 30:8-9 “Remove far from me vanity and lies:  give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:  Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD?  Or let I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.”

Revelation 3:16-17 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knoweth not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”

In a wealthy nation like the United States, nearly all of us fall into what is described as the top one percent.  Yes, 99 percent of the world’s population is less wealthy than the average American.  Yet, prosperity, like power, tends to draw us away from God.  When we are full, we are tempted to deny the Lord.  When we are rich, we believe that we have need of nothing.  All the while, we neglect to recognize that we are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

As Christian Americans, we need to establish checks in our lives so as not to fall into this trap.  We must realize that prosperity has a powerful influence on us that can lead us away from God because we are comfortable and seemingly self-sufficient.  Regardless of our situation, we still have a desperate need for the LORD that we must never forget.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO AVOID THE TRAPPINGS OF PROSPERITY.  Regardless of our financial condition, we are always a needy people.