How to become rich? How to keep your riches endure for life? God our Lord has given us the ways to long lasting riches. The following are verses from the Holy Bible that will guide us how to become rich and have long-term wealth.
To become rich, we must be diligent.
He who has a slack hand becomes poor,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
We must love God, for He is the one who makes a man poor or rich.
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and lifts up.
We must obey His commandments, for His blessings make us rich.
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich,
And He adds no sorrow with it.
We should be faithful to the Lord and be patient not to rush to get riches.
A faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
We must not indulge in pleasure. We must avoid gluttony and drunkenness.
He who loves pleasure will be a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
We must fear the Lord, be righteous, and cheerfully obey in His commandments.
Praise the LORD!
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
Who delights greatly in His commandments.
His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness endures forever.
We must seek wisdom and understanding.
Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding;
For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,
And her gain than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies,
And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
Length of days is in her right hand,
In her left hand riches and honor.
Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring riches and righteousness.
We must also have the knowledge from God.
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
We must get riches by justice and righteousness.
“ As a partridge that broods but does not hatch,
So is he who gets riches, but not by right;
It will leave him in the midst of his days,
And at his end he will be a fool.”
Now, if we have riches, we must not be proud and boast it.
Thus says the LORD:
“ Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
We must still maintain and preserve our integrity
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
We must still prioritize our good name over our riches.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
We should not love money so that we may not fall into the temptation of evils, which eventually may destroy us.
Do not trust in oppression,
Nor vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase,
Do not set your heart on them.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
We should put our hope and trust in God and not in our riches.
He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like foliage.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
Finally, we must always remember that riches do not last forever and they may be destroyed by God in an instant. Therefore, we must always put God first in our hearts, minds and souls – rather than any riches. We must seek first the Kingdom of God, and all the things that we need will be added unto us.
For riches are not forever,
Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
“They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Note: All verses presented in this article are based on New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Translation (unless otherwise indicated to be in a different version).