Humans are motivated by the pursuit of riches. We are drawn to concepts like value and worth. In a broken and imperfect world, these pursuits most often manifest in superficial ways. We are unsatisfied by the wealth the world has to offer. Unfulfilled by the desires of the flesh.
The Lord invites us to purchase from Him all the riches we want. God is not talking about money and possessions for self-serving purposes. He is talking about peace and wisdom so that we might worship Him through stewarding this one precious life.
Material wealth is only a means to an end. None but the most unaware of us pursue money for its own sake. We are searching for the depth of treasure, the heart of true richness. And we hope that money will help serve as a means to that end.
Money or poverty, the true riches lie in how we live the life given us. How we see the world around us. If we ask God, He will grant us all the riches of understanding. He will gift us with the opportunity to see the world from His perspective, which will transform the way we see all other things in life, including wealth.
There is no greater treasure than wisdom. There is no fortune worth more than a true perspective. If we ask, He is there, ready to endow upon us the wealth of the Heavens, the transformational riches of true perspective.