Summary: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
The Bible says; When Moses was come to years, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt (Hebrews 11:24-26).
Egypt in the Bible is symbolic of the flesh, or living for temporal things of this life. Everything in the world will pass away with time, but human beings will live forever. So the greater riches are not the temporal things of this world, but the eternal blessings of God which come through Jesus Christ. 1 John 2:15 says, do not love the world or anything in the world. He explains what he meant by the word “world” in the next verse, he calls it; --the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-- (1 John 2:16). The lust of the flesh means to glorify the human body as though it were God, the lust of the eyes means the worldly pleasures of sin that people give so much attention to and the pride of life refers to those whose primary objective is living to compete with others.
Romans 6:23 says, the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. When you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you immediately become a citizen of heaven. Anyone that is born again is not of this world, he came from above. The Jews took offense when Jesus said; Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world (John 8:23). They said among themselves; Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? (Matthew 13:55-56). Of-course those around us will claim to know us by our earthly lineage, but that’s where they are wrong, because if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. The man they knew was crucified and buried with Christ, the new man in us came from above not from beneath. The old man was connected to Adam, but the new man is connected to God the Father through Jesus Christ; blessed be God.