The very real danger of riches.
Many parts of the Bible refer to the dangers of riches - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Gospels, teachings of Paul and James. It has often been said that being rich is not a sin, but wanting to be rich is a sin.
I ask you to read though the Gospel records and note the discipleship teaching of the Master. He knows best: for example
"How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God"
Our western culture pushes us very hard to be rich and independent of God. My Lord said:
"Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall nowise enter into it." Mark 10
"Blessed are you who are poor" Luke 6.20
How can this be? because He who was rich, became poor! 2 Corinthians 8