How to become truly wealthy?
First, we must remember that it is God who gives us the ability to produce wealth.
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.
We should fear the Lord and faithfully follow His commandments.
Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
We should honor Him with the wealth we receive so that He may continue giving us wealth.
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Wisdom that comes from God gives us long-term wealth.
“I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
We must also become diligent.
The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
We must be hardworking and execute what we say.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
We must not be proud and boast of our wealth.
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
We must be honest, patient and not become hasty.
Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
We must be righteous in our job and work.
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor. The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
We must practice justice and be kind to the poor.
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
Also remember that joy and contentment in wealth is God’s gift.
Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God.
Finally, we must not put our hearts on wealth, but we must put our hearts and souls to God and spiritual things. Wealth that comes from God endures. But wealth that comes from evil is of short time.
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’ “Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!