Sadly, many of these new millionaires were ruined by their windfall.
The writer of Proverbs 30:7-9 understood:
Most of us think we could handle great wealth. Or we’d at least like to give it a try. We underestimate worldly temptations like wealth, prestige, comfort, and pleasure.
Our culture constantly beckons us to find meaning in these things, but the Apostle Paul sets us straight:
"I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8).
May we, like Paul, have this single-minded goal for our lives.