(Proverbs 11:4 KJV) Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
What is this about “riches” (1952) that don’t “profit” (3276)? Isn’t that part of the definition of being rich? We need to redefine our definition of what that means.
Being wealthy is not automatically condemned by God. Some people are confused at that because of all the class warfare being pushed in our culture. Some are befuddled because the church often adopts the values of the social left that enjoys blaming the “greedy rich” for all the problems of our world. It is not a matter of your net worth but two other factors: How you gained the wealth and your attitude towards it.
So? Are you an American? If so, you are rich by the standards of the world, even if you are poor by American standards. It may be time to examine how much effort we are putting into gaining “riches” so we can get more “things.” It may be time to stop and smell the spiritual roses and examine the priorities that push us. Here’s hoping you have a rich day.