What might be a good summary of our HOPE for earthly material things?
Consider this verse in 3 John 1:2 (Amplified version), “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed/prosper and be in good health physically, just as I know your soul prospers spiritually.”
It is God’s will that we prosper in good health, that we prosper in spirit/soul, that we prosper in the work that He has called us to, that we prosper in gathering those material things needed to prosper or succeed in our needs and in His call. This is being a success with Him in what He has called each of us to do specifically. He will give each of us what we can handle materially and enough to complete the task and multiply the blessings.
This is not prosperity in the sense of a big bank account, a modern many room house, fancy car, fine clothing, money for vacations and entertainment…whatever and whenever I please, etc. Don’t get me wrong, some people are called to manage a lot of money …. and like the servant who was given much, then much was also expected from him. But, it is more difficult to handle a lot than to handle little worldly riches. And many who claim to be Christians or Prophets or Teachers have fallen into the corruption of riches and pride in fame. Be warned.
Entering the kingdom of heaven and having its heavenly riches is zillions of times more important than anything on this earth. Do not sell out your heavenly treasure in Yeshua Jesus for temporary trinkets. Put your HOPE in Yeshua Jesus….fellowship with and obey Him…He is a good Master and delights to give you resources and opportunities to work together with Him! Yes, hope for and ask Him for what you need, trust Him, and wait for His timing.