However seemingly glamorous, gratifying, and glitzy images of lifestyle of wealth and riches may appear, it is by no means a paradigm of life.
We must remind ourselves when God created man on this earth, God did not put the man in a mansion with desiger furniture and clothes, and luxury cars in a multi-car garage.
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:7-9).
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17).
When Jesus was asked by his disciples, “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” (John 6:28). “Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent’” (John 6:29).