Gold Rush!

In the city of Chennai, few shops selling golden jewels opened at 4 AM. It happened because it was Akshaya Tritiya, a day considered auspicious for purchasing gold. Those who acquire gold on that day, will become multi-millionaires, or possess a lot of gold. With aggressive advertisements, even poor people try to buy at least a small piece of gold jewellery. Of course, there are rationalists who wanted to know any person becoming a multi-millionaire, by merely purchasing gold on the particular day in the previous years.
Desire to get rich: “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” (I Timothy 6:9) This desire drives people crazy. It is like a deer pursuing mirage. It perceives water is within reach, but it is not. Thus expends all the energy and could possibly die of thirst. Paul writes that such desire would result in worthless pursuits, unprofitable endeavours that lead to ruin and destruction.
Safety and security: People think their safety and security is in their riches. Gold could be used in times of emergency, exchanging that for services or cash. However, the bible warns: “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.” (Proverbs 11:28) Sadly, today in many places’ possession of gold causes immense insecurity and anxiety. As Lord Jesus said, such treasures are targeted by thieves. (Matthew 6:19-21) There are numerous cases of golden chains snatched by thieves from women wearing them.
Status: For some people gold and diamond are considered status symbols. Wearing golden watches, or diamond studded pendants/rings and even apparels.
Streets paved with gold: Bible states that Christians have eternal hope and eternal home in heaven. (John 14:1) In heaven, gold, that is pure like glass, is used as road pavement. (Revelation 21:21)
Treasures and heart: Where treasures are, there shall be our hearts. Seeking things that are above is a noble spiritual pursuit. (Colossians 3:1)
Am I pursuing perishing things or imperishable eternal riches in Christ?