“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.” 1 Timothy 6:17-19 NLT. http://bible.com/116/1ti.6.17-19.nlt
There is so much money in this world. Yes, most of it is right here in our country. The whole world strives to be rich. When your talk to most people, they believe their lives would be so much better if they were rich. I don't know from experience, but l know from listening, money does NOT guarantee happiness. Money does NOT eliminate stress or fix your problems. Those guarantees only come from faith in the Lord. These verses are true. God does richly give to those who call him Lord. For those that use their money for good, giving generously to those in need, God blesses abundantly. It is real. His love is the first and only REAL treasure we need. He gives it freely to those who ask.
Store up your treasures in heaven. Store up your treasures by dedicating all you have to the Lord. It's not the 10% tithe he is looking for. It's not just the money. He wants all of you. Money, time, and talents should be completely dedicated to the Lord. Hold back nothing.