"We are all caught in a trap. It goes like this: Our religion promotes the good character qualities of hard work & honesty; hard work & honesty usually mean that a man gets ahead; getting ahead involves making money; making money implies success & luxury; success & love of luxury can come between the man & God.
This means that you & I are in a dangerous position. We are 'successful' people. We are reasonably 'well-off.' We are tempted to love our luxuries more than our Lord.
For the material success that comes from our hard work & honesty is hard to control. In fact, it can lead us to wanting more & forgetting God."
(From 'Kings in Shirtsleeves' by William P. Barker) moreillustrations.com
Psalms 62:10 (MKJV): "…If riches increase, do not set your heart on them."
"If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life." - Billy Graham.