(Proverbs 10:22 KJV) The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
The Bible gives mixed reviews about wealth. Contrary to some teaching, wealth is not necessarily evil. Contrary to other teaching, wealth is not guaranteed because you “name it and claim it.” In America there are many stories of rags to riches. We have everything from a grand invention to a winning lottery ticket. How do we know if our wealth is a blessing of the Lord or a bribe by Satan to get us off track?
One way suggested here is to look at the results. When our wealth is a blessing of God, He “adds” (3254) no “sorrow” (6089a) to the experience. If our children are spoiled rotten because we misused our money, maybe it was not a blessing of God. If you go through divorce because you spent too much time at work, guess what. If it causes anxiety or illness it obviously has not been a blessing.
Of course poor people go through these things also but that could be another example of not following God’s principles. It is always individual. We need to check our own motives and heart inclination and not be judging others on this.
So? If God is blessing you, don’t forget to praise Him. Use what He gives you as a steward not a CEO with a golden parachute. I pray that you avoid sorrow.