Jacob teaches how having worldly riches can lead to a loss of the characteristics that are most important to God:
“…Wo unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the world. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures; wherefore, their treasure is their god. And behold, their treasure shall perish with them also.” (2 Nephi 9:30)
-Is it wrong to obtain riches if one’s heart is not set on them? (see Jacob 2:18-19)
-Does it make sense to envy the rich when riches can so easily lead to soul-cankering pride and loss of spiritual perspective?
-Do you feel you could keep your priorities straight in the eyes of God under the temptations that come with having worldly wealth? What would be the key to doing so? (see Jacob 2:18-19)