David said: “If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them” (Psalm 62:10 NKJV). Riches cannot buy: 1) salvation. “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold” (1 Peter 1:18 NKJV); 2) “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold” (Proverbs 22:1 NKJV); 3) Permanence. “Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven” (Proverbs 23:5 NKJV); “For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations” (Proverbs 27:24 NKJV). Truly Jesus warned that it was possible for riches to kill faith before it can begin, for one “who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful” (Matthew 13:22 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.