Prov 23:4-5 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Now, do I take this to mean the Lord does not want us to prosper? That He condemns being rich? Of course not. See Gen 13:2 (The Lord gave Abram these riches) Luke 19:1-10 (The Lord didn't require Zacchaeus to become poor, though he did voluntarily give away half of his goods) and Matt 27: 57-66 (If the man hadn't been rich, perhaps he wouldn't have had such a nice grave in which to lay Jesus' body. That's my supposition, but whether or not that's the case, the Bible records him as being rich without negative connotation). So, what does this really mean? Putting it together, I think it is a reminder that no matter how much we prosper in this world, the acquisition and protection of material wealth should not be the focus of our existence. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, make sure you work hard at what you do, and let the Lord bless you! When He does, don't be highminded or put your trust in it, but continue to trust in God. And be ready to spread that wealth in blessing others.