The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22
Recommended Reading Luke 12:16-21
A wealthy American textile buyer told a lengthy but amusing joke at a luncheon in Seoul, Korea. When his translator repeated it in just a few phrases, the audience laughed uproariously and applauded. The rich American asked the translator how he was able to translate the story with so few words. "It was not a problem," the translator said. "I told them, 'Rich American with big checkbook has told a joke. Do what you think is appropriate.'"
Why is everyone so fascinated with wealth? We’re mesmerized by people who have it and spend large segments of time daydreaming about what we would do if we were as "blessed" as they are. Is wealth always a blessing from God? True, everything comes from Him ultimately. But for every person whose wealth is a blessing, we can probably find one for whom it is a curse. For every person whom God has blessed with riches, we can probably find one who has fought tooth and nail to accumulate them. Wherever you are on the wealth scale, make sure you received it and are spending it as a blessing from God: God’s wealth has no sorrow attached to it.
Money is neutral. Whether it becomes a blessing or curse is a function of how it is used.
God divided the hands into fingers so that money could slip through. Martin Luther