Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
"Because you have not served the Lord your God joyfully and wholeheartedly with the abundance of everything you have,
For after I have brought them to the land I promised to their ancestors -- one flowing with milk and honey -- and they eat their fill and become fat, then they will turn to other gods and worship them; they will reject me and break my covenant.
But Jeshurun became fat and kicked, you got fat, thick, and stuffed! Then he deserted the God who made him, and treated the Rock who saved him with contempt.
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.
I cared for you in the wilderness, in the dry desert where no water was.
And hast built
I increased my possessions: I built houses for myself; I planted vineyards for myself.
He says, "I will build myself a large palace with spacious upper rooms." He cuts windows in its walls, panels it with cedar, and paints its rooms red.
They say, 'The time is not near to build houses; the city is a cooking pot and we are the meat in it.'
Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops and exact a grain tax from them, you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone, nor will you drink the wine from the fine vineyards you planted.
"Is it right for you to live in richly paneled houses while my temple is in ruins?
Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot, people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building;
"If I have put my confidence in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security!'
People were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage -- right up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.