"You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked." (Revelation 3:17)
Ironically, Sex and the City (the movie) came out just as the American Economy started experiencing its sharpest decline in years. This movie represents a way of life that seems to be fading away rapidly.
At one point Carrie Bradshaw notices the issue of Vogue that features her wedding gown, only her magazine is covered almost completely by an issue of Forbes magazine, the cover of which poses a question with bold letters: "When will the real estate bubble pop?" It is striking how the camera pauses so long on that seemingly irrelevant magazine... it's as if reality invades the Sex and the City wonderland for a moment or two. This contradicts the driving force of Sex and the City's fabulous success, which is that it allows average people to imagine themselves into the ritzy lifestyles of Carrie Bradshaw and her girlie gang.
On one hand I love the American way of life. On the other hand, it is difficult to be wealthy and also keep one's bearings in God's kingdom. I hate to admit it, but the more we are down and out, the we will be to living by faith in Jesus Christ. We will possess groundbreaking faith when we realize that we desperately need God's grace (this has been true all along regardless). In the mean time, material wealth is tricking us into thinking that we are sufficient in ourselves, apart from God.
There is a predictable, generational cycle: One generation experiences great need, so they cry out to God for mercy. He grants them mercy, which they pass on to their children in the form of safety and comfort, which leads this new generation to forget who gave their parents safety and comfort in the first place. Then God sends a "reminder" of some kind, which inspires them to cry out again in mercy, and on and on it goes. Refer to Israel of the Old Testament (the Jewish Tanakh) for examples of this.
Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes.