Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:5
Here in the United States where I live most every person would be considered wealthy by the standards of Third World Nations. Basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter are met. We have fresh clean running water in most cities. Food is in abundance and often wasted. Flip a switch and the lights come on. We are warm in our homes or cool if need be. Indeed God has blessed this country.In the political arena, there are some politicians who try to make people jealous of others saying their wealth needs to be spread around. This thinking is called socialism and borderlines on communism as well. People sacrifice and work hard to earn their livings and just because a person is rich does not make them the enemy. But whether or not we have tons of money or not, it is only temporary so don't get so used to it. Learn to live within your means in case disaster comes so you will not have to declare bankruptcy. Just as this verse states,riches can 'fly away' before you realize what has happened.Matthew 6:21 tells us "where our treasure is there is our heart also." Do you value money, possessions, and stuff more than God? Stop and consider this question. If all you owned suddenly disappeared would you still be content. Just remember to not place your hope in riches but in Christ who gives you abundantly more.PRAYER: Help me to remember Lord to be generous to those around me who may have a legitimate need I can meet. Help me not get too comfortable with my possessions or bank account because it may not be there some day. In Jesus' name. Amen.