Many very poor people have spent their lives pursuing Wealth, Riches, Money and spend all their time just trying to get rich. That is a trap. It is the ultimate deception of money.
"He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful". Matthew 13:22
"Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction". Timothy 6:9-10 & 1 Timothy 6:17: "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy".
Show me a person in poverty who is trying to "show up rich" by a car, clothes or jewelry and I will show them a person trapped by the lies of satan that will plunge them into ruin and destruction.
We have to present ourselves well..but not stupid. The poor do not understand the true nature of money. Money doesn't really exist outside of our acceptance of it as a medium of exchange. There is no money in reality. If the federal reserve wants to create money, it taps a few keys on the computer, moves a decimal point and presto, money appears. We all have more. THEN..if the federal reserve makes the decision we have too much money in the system, a few more taps and presto your savings disappears. Money vanishes. Like the matrix....money is an illusion. There is no spoon. There is no money. I won't write more on this, I don't want to freak you out, but if you understood the real nature of money you would understand that it is just a way of keeping score and storing up productivity for a short while. It only works in the flow.
Oh, it's important. We need it. We should work for it. But money is by it's nature fickle and fiat.
When people chase money, riches wealth, they end up poor. That axiom is true. A few hit it rich for a little while, but if the underlying character that understands what it is lacking...poverty will follow as sure as night follows day.
Money is the net result of your value to others. What others perceive you to deliver to them that they want continued in their life. IF you bring nothing, you get nothing. Money is NOT a zero sum game (except in the government's eyes). The slice of the pie you get doesn't have to be taken from another to be given to you, the pie can be enlarged and everyone gets more.
You will get more by helping others get what they want then by trying to get what you want. Your hand reaching to help another helps you up. Besides, Father wants you to know that he will take good care of you. Remember the birds of the air...etc
"Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty". Proverbs 28:22
They sell their whole soul for money and money doesn't even exist. Poverty of the worst kind.