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I would say no (1) as long as those things are ultimately viewed as a gift or blessing from God, rather than being entirely attributable to one's own efforts; (2) as long as they do not assume a greater priority and importance in the person's life than God Himself (meaning that the person would willingly give them up if they created a conflict with the individual's relationship to God that could not be resolved in any other way); and (3) as long as they are obtained and used in ways that do not violate God's commands as found in the Bible. God delights in blessing His followers (Matthew 7:11; James 1:17), but He also demands their loyalty and devotion before any other person or material thing. Material goods can bring with them a temptation to place them ahead of God, which Christians must always be on guard against.
I'm glad you asked, when you enjoy material things more than the things of God, that's a form of idol worship, and we must first always put the Lord as first place in our lives,plus be careful (watchful) not to put things before him.
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