All sorts of things can distract us from kingdom matters. The wear and tear of everyday life can make it hard to keep our spiritual focus. But in an affluent society, our desire for riches, our pursuit of material things, and our selfishness with wealth can entangle us in worry. Worry can stifle our faith. 

Eventually the fruitfulness if the Gospel is choked out and we lose our spiritual vitality. Our greatest riches are found in Jesus. If He is our priceless treasure and the kingdom is our highest priority, then we can handle the other things that come our way. 

We all love the things the world have put on ground for us to enjoy, but what the Bible states is not to make it our major priority in life. Let’s be wise in our choices, either the kingdom of God or the thorns of life.