Deuteronomy 8:11-20

Remember that God has blessed you

11 Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God. Always remember to obey his commands, rules and laws that I am telling you today. 12 When you are living in the land, you will have plenty of food to eat. You will build beautiful houses to live in. 13 You will have many cows, sheep and goats. You will have plenty of gold and silver. You will have many more things than you have now. 14 Then be careful! Do not become proud. Never forget the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt. He rescued you from the place where you were slaves. 15 He led you through the large and terrible desert where there were dangerous snakes and scorpions. It was very hot and dry. There was no water there for you to drink. But the Lord made water pour out of a hard rock for you. 16 In the desert, he gave you manna to eat. That was food that your ancestors had never seen. He tested you, to see if you would trust him. He did that to help you enjoy good things in the end.

17 You must never say to yourself, ‘I have got all these valuable things because I am strong and clever!’ 18 Instead, you must always remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you the strength to get good things. He does that to show that his covenant still has authority today. That is the covenant that he promised to your ancestors. 19 But if you forget the Lord your God, he will destroy you. If you turn to other gods and you worship them, I warn you now: God will certainly destroy you! 20 The Lord will do the same thing to you as he does to your enemies. Like those nations, he will completely destroy you if you do not obey him.