God's people prosper and are thus tested

I just read in Exodus 38:24 that all the gold used in the tabernacle was not quite 30 talents. Compare with Solomon, who received 666 talents of gold annually from all his trade. God kept his promise, to multiply and prosper His people. Of course, with prosperity comes a snare to sin, which Solomon fell into.

I also just heard a talk on Constantine, which made the same point. God brought the early church out of persecution to a place of acceptance and then prosperity. This was not bad, in itself, but brought a new set of problems and temptations.

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