כ) כִּי אֲבִיאֶנּוּ אֶל הָאֲדָמָה ׀ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לַאֲבֹתָיו זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ וְאָכַל וְשָׂבַע וְדָשֵׁן וּפָנָה אֶל אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים וַעֲבָדוּם וְנִאֲצוּנִי וְהֵפֵר אֶת בְּרִיתִי:
When I bring them to the land which I have sworn to their forefathers [to give them], a land flowing with milk and honey, they will eat and be satisfied, and live on the fat [of the land]. Then, they will turn to other deities and serve them, provoking Me and violating My covenant. [Translation by Judaica Press]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Why is wealth seen as tied to idolatry in this source? Why does having an abundance of quality items lead to violating God?
2. Do you see evidence of this behavior today? What are the causes? What are the solutions?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)