The time most people abandon faith and knowledge in God is in times of prosperity. These are the times when arrogance and pride grow in strength, while failing to inform those that are drunk on the wine of their own ego & pride/hubris, the destructive danger right beneath their feet leading to eventual destruction and humiliating obscurity.
It is amazing that this is [pride] the root cause for king Solomon's decline, Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction (Ezekiel 16:49-50) and Moab's downfall (Jeremiah 48:25-26, 29-30, 33, 35-42) and more like it, the chief being satan aka Lucifer. Pride always manifests itself when it thinks it has the highest advantage and the most resources to stand and then fools itself to go against whatever authority it feels it has to take down to remain at the top. No wonder Agur says in Proverbs for God not to give him riches because it fuels a huge propensity to make a person act like they don't need God and deny Who God is!
God loves to prosper His people and make it our lifestyle but we are the ones that need to learn to remain humble even in abundance by obeying God and that comes from not being attached to the prosperity and recognise it for what it is; a tool and a servant/slave for God's purpose as well as our benefit. Jeremiah 22:21-22 is warning for all believers - let us change our attitude towards God and not let prosperity get in the way of our obeying Him and loving Him.
'Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness of [mind and] heart [in gratitude] for the abundance of all [with which He had blessed you], Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD shall send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in want of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron upon your neck until He has destroyed you.' Deuteronomy 28:47-48.
The two nations and a continent who are denying God's existence after a clear indication of having a history with Him and also exhibit the most blatant pride on the planet are the US, UK & Europe. When abbreviate pride to these nations you get the following:
P*US= PUS (Revelation 3:18)
P*UK*E= PUKE (Revelation 3:15-16).
There is a clear need for deep repentance and return back to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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