“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
Do you realize that you are wealthy? In fact, if you can afford the computer you are reading this on, then—at least by the world's standards — you are rich. And even beyond that definition, many of you may well be wealthy even when compared with your own neighbors. We build up our egos and begin to think we're a little smarter or a little better than others. We may even believe we're entitled to this wealth because of the wonderful people we are.
God's Word warns us, "Don't be conceited. Don't be arrogant just because God may have blessed you with wealth and you have more." And certainly don't make the mistake of fixing your hope on the uncertainty of riches.
God's Word reminds us over and over that wealth can come and go. There's no certainty in that. Fix your focus on God, not the temporary riches we may have during our brief time on earth.