“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17, NIV)
Even those of us who will not admit to being “rich,” know we aren’t “poor.”
Such folks are commanded: “Not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth.”
Whether we consider ourselves “rich” or “poor,” gratitude for what we have received; and hope for the future is properly placed only in God, who is the true source of all that we have.
Remember: Worship the Giver, not the gift. – Luther