Wealth, power, notoriety
All seemingly outward signs of success.
True success, however, is not so easily detected; it is found in the inner man; pleasing the Creator, not men.
Outward prosperity is not sin, so long as it is a result of His blessing, not the crux of one’s existence.
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.