Matthew 13:22 ...the deceitfulness of riches choke the word...

1 Timothy 6:9-10 ...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. 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.

Proverbs 28:22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 28:20 ...he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Therefore...

Proverbs 23:4-5 Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease! Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase.

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs 3:14-17 (Wisdom's)...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. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.

2 Chronicles 1:10 (King Solomon desired)...wisdom and knowledge...

1 Kings 3:10 (This)...pleased the Lord...

Therefore...

2 Chronicles 1:11-12 ...God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself...wisdom and knowledge are granted to you...

1 Kings 3:13 And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor...

So yes it is true...

Psalm 112:1-2 ...the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth...Wealth and riches will be in his house...

Psalm 25:12-13 …He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth.

However...

Psalm 62 10 ...If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them.

Luke 12:15 ...“Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”

Do not...

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ...trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy...be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for (yourselves) a good foundation for the time to come, that (you) may lay hold on eternal life.

Proverbs 11:28 He who trusts in his riches will fall...

Psalm 49:6-8 Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches, None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him—For the redemption of their souls is costly...

Revelation 3:14 ...the church of the Laodiceans...

...trusted in the abundance of their riches, And strengthened themselves in their wickedness. Therefore God rebuked them saying...

Revelation 3:17-19 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye (ointment), that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 “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; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,”...

Jeremiah 31:14 ...My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

1 Samuel 2:7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.

Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing...

Jeremiah 17:11 ...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.

Proverbs 15:6 ...the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

Proverbs 13:22 ...the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 13:7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

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