Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it’. . . (C. S. Lewis, late British scholar)
When someone has achieved “the American Dream,” he likely feels that he has arrived. Prosperity has made him king, at least of his own little world. But Lewis continued: “. . .while really [the world] is finding its place in him.” The Bible warned against just such a prospect. Things of the world are temporary; keeping them in perspective in view of eternity is essential.
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you (1 John 2:15).