Is the Accumulation of Wealth Wrong?

Discussion item in my Sunday school class today around "Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal" (Matthew 6:19 HCSB)

Or what is this text about?

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Should I invest for retirement?

... everybody saves if they pay their bills. Everybody does. Some just do it more consciously and briefly than others.

.... unpack that analogy into the retirement situation of our culture. Retirement is forced for a lot of people. When you get to sixty-five or seventy you have to step back. Finding another job at age seventy that might support you or your invalid wife is not an easy thing. The way our culture is dealing with that is having you earn your money for the post-working years while you're working. And what do you do with it? You just set it aside. Why should we assume that the post-working years should be provided for from heaven and the working years should be provided for from labor? I don't assume that.

... I know it's stupid to not put some money away