Paul says in verse 17, to not set our hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God.
And as I read that, I thought about what Paul had just said in the previous verses about this God we are to set our eyes upon.
He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see, to him be honor and eternal power. Amen. (15-16)
If we could only see God for who he really is, would we really set our hope on anything or anyone else?
When we set our eyes on money and the things of this world, we ultimately fall into “a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.”
How much better would it be to set our eyes on the one who gives life?