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CS Lewis who was an atheist until his early 30's said: "Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God that will make him happy." No matter how good the pursuit is, whenever we take a good thing and make it an ultimate thing, it will suck the life out of you.
When we feel we have to have stuff or have to have more money in order to be happy, to support our self esteem, or give life meaning...then money:
-working for money
-investing in money
-and the stuff we acquire
...moves from being a fact of life to becoming the center of our life. And that is what Jesus is referring to when he says, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."