Israel spent their prosperity on idols. Doesn't it seem like the more God gives, the more we spend? We want bigger homes, nicer cars, more vacations, finer clothes, etc. These things aren't wrong in and of themselves, but we do need to ask ourselves where our money is going and whether we are using them for God's purposes or our own.
I also found my post from a few years ago and it struck home for me once again so I thought I'd share it here....
Our NT passage reminds us of the sanctity of the marriage bed and the seriousness of the marriage covenant. It also spoke, once again, of the temptation to loved money instead of stewarding it for the good of others and the glory of God.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Hosea 12-14; Matthew 20:1-16