and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else,
that is the time to be careful. Do not become proud at that time and forget the LORD your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.
Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock!
He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good.
He did it so you would never think that it was your own strength and energy that made you wealthy.
Always remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you power to become rich, and he does it to fulfill the covenant he made with your ancestors.
"But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed.
Just as the LORD has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)