Have you ever stopped to think how much of your time is consumed by money? Money is a necessary evil so to speak. We have to have it, but it causes so many problems. If you don't have enough of it, you can't pay your bills. If you have too much of it, it can cause greed. Not knowing how to handle money can ruin our lives. We can go into debt to the point of property repossession. We can get greedy with our money that we save it all up and it goes to waste. We can make it our god so very easily.
I think this story today can extend past money. Other things can be our gods: fishing, golf, video games, Internet, pornography, drugs, food, rest. Whatever we put before the One and Only because our false idol.
In order to be a follower of Jesus, we must give up the things of this world and devote ourselves FULLY to Him.