Since the fall of man to this day, intimacy with God has unfortunately grown to become rarer in the lives of those who claim to believe in Him and follow Him. The truth is technology, paper (money), and human idols have replaced our intimacy with our creator. Technology and money are essential elements for life but only when (treated approprietly you mean?) used in limit. Excessive or inappropriate use or possession (desire for…the LOVE of money 1 Timothy 6:10-12) of these things could possibly result in our worship of them.
I once used to be the girl who dreamt of attracting Boaz without being Ruth. Boaz was the God fearing husband of Ruth. Their story is found in the book of Ruth. For many years I struggled to solve my puzzle of attracting flies instead of real warriors of the Lord. Little did I know WASTE only attracts flies.