There is a slogan coined some time ago that says, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” Many people have used and continue to use every possible means to achieve this worldly mark of success.
The question is asked: “A winner of what exactly?”
The fact someone accumulated great possessions and a history of accomplishments is by no means an indication they are, as the motto says, “a winner.”
Jesus points out, says: “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
Jesus. also expresss that we must not “Let the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19).
To worship the Devil to gain power and wealth in this world is unprofitable and loss of valuable time because “Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death” (Proverbs 11:4).
Jesus also points out saying: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels” (Mark 8:36-38).
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17).
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:34–36).