“Though he may flourish among his brothers, the east wind, the wind of the LORD, shall come, rising form the wilderness and his fountains shall dry up; his spring shall be parched; it shall strip his treasury of every precious thing.”
The evil and rebellious may flourish in the land. They may enjoy prosperity and abundance. But at the end of the day, God will have the final word. His judgment against them will not be thwarted. And this was true of wayward Israel.
Sometimes danger comes with large, flashing neon warning signs that grab our attention and effectively get their message across: danger ahead. But other times danger can creep upon us subtly and imperceptibly to the point where we don’t realize that we’re in a treacherous place until it’s almost too late. This is the subtle danger of prosperity.