There’s a predictable progression from poverty to pride. The poor man prays and works; God hears and blesses. The humble man becomes rich and forgets God. The faithful, poor man becomes the proud, rich man.
As God said through Hosea, “When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.” (Hosea 13:6)
How can a person survive prosperity? Scripture says, do not be haughty! Don’t think for a moment that you had anything to do with your accumulation.
Scripture also makes clear that your stocks, cash, and 401k are not yours.
1st Timothy 6:17 warns us, “do not put your trust in uncertain riches.”
Money is an untrustworthy foundation.
Have you noticed that the word “miser” is just one letter short of the word “misery!”