Deuteronomy 8:11-17 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: 12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; 17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
It is so easy to get to the point that we say in our hearts that we have done all the great things that God has allowed to happen. He multiplied things for us! He brought about our success! He took care of us. He built our character. He taught us what to do.
But when things go well we easily begin to think that we did it. At first, we know better. We realize that God is doing something but as time progresses we become convinced that it is our ability, our hard work, our intelligence that got things going and multiplying.
Be careful! Don’t fall into that trap!