We are rich. When looking at the world as a whole, we are very rich. We have two cars. We have 2,000 + sq feet of living space. We have three bedrooms and two living areas. We have a stove and an indoor toilet. Three indoor toilets! I have shoes I don't wear.
When looking at some of my friends, we aren't so rich. They have 6,000 + sq ft of living space. I don't know how many bedrooms. They have two or three SUVs they have granite countertops and marble floors.
Behind our house is open space and in that open space there is a golf course and a club going up. Membership to that club will be $100,000 per year, plus $1000 per month. Boy. We are dirt poor when compared to that!
It all depends on who you're looking at. The trick is to learn to be in my friend's huge home or look out at the expensive golf course and still be content. And guess what? I'm getting there. I really am. Thanks to God. Its something I've struggled with for a long time. Wanting. Wanting. Envying. Coveting.
But God has richly blessed us and we have far more than we actually need. FAR more. We are among the truly rich and that would be true even if every material thing were gone. All these things will pass away. But love, family, friends, wisdom, understanding, right standing with God -- these are the things of true wealth.