It happens quite a bit in my experience, Joe being right that is.
Why cant people see that material wealth does not equate with spiritual blessing? It’s the constant battle between the flesh and the spirit I know, and perhaps too its the constant human desire to become like God – or to become a God, but it makes absolutely no sense for a Christian to claim that material prosperity reflects a spiritual blessing – look at Jesus for pity’s sake.
Christianity needs riches like I need another hole in my head.
And I personally still struggle to get past the idea that if I have money in my bank account, while another dies for the lack of $100.00 – I am in some way responsible for their death.
Fortunately for me, its rare for me to have money in my bank account, if that were not the case I would find myself deeply conflicted, and not greatly blessed. Please dont anyone say that old ‘blessed to be a blessing’ chestnut to me either, I toast chestnuts and eat ’em.