Jesus actually taught the opposite of “health and wealth” in this life1,2,6. In fact, what Scripture teaches for the Christian in this life is tribulation/persecution2. We are warned of the real danger when one becomes “too comfortable” in this life2,4,6. The wisest man to live understood the folly in this thought, writing a thesis on the question3. Job assumed his plight was God’s providential judgment on his behavior5; he was told by God that he was wrong. The disciples too, based on their “astonishment” at Jesus’ response to the rich young ruler, apparently believed that riches were a sign of God’s blessing…and they were corrected by Jesus2.