4Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be discerning enough to desist.
5When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
for suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.
That's a verse that runs headlong into the American Dream. We all seem to be bred to want a better car, a bigger house, a better-paying job, fancier food and all the other bling-bling. We've got the Keeping Up with the Joneses Jones.
How do you kick that habit? God can serve as not only a good alternative, but a better alternative to rampant materialism.