Here is a verse from 1 Timothy that is very timely these days:
"Tell those who have the riches of this world not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, they should place their confidence in God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy." 1 Timothy 6:17 (GOD'S WORD Translation)
Whether you realize it or not, you are probably one of those that Paul was referring to as having "the riches of this world". The truth is that if you make $28,000/year, you are part of the top 10% of the wealthiest people in the world. Check for yourself at http://globalrichlist.com/
No matter how you define “rich” it is probably tough to argue that Paul isn’t referring to someone like you. Since many of us haven’t known anything else, it has been easy to place our confidence in our ”riches”. The recent economic downturn may just be a warning that it would be wise to heed the instruction of this verse, and place our confidence in God.