“The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all” (Proverbs 22:2).
There are those in this world with riches along with the trappings of a weathly lifestyle, and on the other hand, untold numbers of people live every day with barely enough to get by in this world.
On the surface, it may appear that those with wealth and riches have it all, and those with barely enough have nothing at all, but do not be deceived.
James, the brother of Jesus put into prospective our lifetime when he asked: “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5).
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures” (Proverbs 8:17–21).
Jesus says: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“Woe unto you that are rich; for ye have received your consolation” (Luke 6:24). “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God” (Luke 18:24).
“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 expressed 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).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).