Biblical prosperity is all about enjoying God’s deep-seated eternal happiness, rather than indulging in shallow impulsive havingness. Being truly blessed is having God on the inside, and then allowing that blessing to spread to the outside through obedience and faith. It is all too easy for worldly desires to supersede desires for God. God’s desire for us to enjoy things in this life is meant to complement the goodness within, not to compensate for the lack of goodness within.
“The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.” AW Tozer