Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” (Luke 12:15).
We live in a society that does measure people by how much they own. You feel it, and so do I. The car you drive, the home in which you live, the clothes you wear, the toys you possess, the debt that hangs over you. It's all about "stuff." People with stuff are revered. It's all wrong.
As Jesus continued in this passage He reminds us that all the stuff will be left behind. The only thing you have when you leave this life is your relationship (or lack thereof) with God. A deeper relationship with Him is true riches. Glorifying God is the greatest blessing of life.
Think about the saints of old. They had little. Many lived in poverty but were rich in spirit. The more stuff you have, the more preoccupied you are. We must change our focus! We must pursue what is eternal rather than the toys and trinkets of the world. Put aside envy and replace it with gratitude and worship. Set aside bragging and replace it with prayer. Turn off the TV and pursue the leading of God's Spirit. And . . .start the week with worship.