The Bible tells us that we can be rich in our finances if we are diligent in our work. On the other hand, those who are slack in what they do will become poor.
Proverbs 11:24. The third law of reaping and sowing is that you reap more than you sow. This is most evident with a farmer where for every seed of corn he reaps a stalk of corn that may hold 7,000 kernels of corn (See Illustration: The Seed and the Stalk of Corn).
Ezekiel 16:49. The Bible tells us that prideful people are lazy people. In Ezekiel 16:49, God says, “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Here God is talking about the city of Sodom.
leviticus 19:15. Judging others is not to be done lightly or unfairly. If we make judgments about people we must do it within God's will. God is the source of wisdom for what is right or wrong. Without God's wisdom it is easy to get caught up in the trappings of a person. If someone is poor, it is easy to judge them harshly and not give them the benefit of the doubt.
Judges 6:15. There are many good excuses for not acknowledging God and the calling that is on our lives. Many of us when we are called by God will give the good excuse that “I am not capable of fulfilling my calling”. The trouble with good excuses like this is that good excuses do not work with God.
Proverbs 22:16. If relying on our ourselves does not work, we will then seek others to satisfy our wants. Most times this reliance on others goes past getting a helping hand or charity. Our reliance on others soon turns to fulfilling our wants versus God's truth. We will quickly take counsel to fulfill our wants at the expense of hurting our fellowman.
Psalm 34:10. Why do people with talents, resources, and good gifts go lacking? It is because they are going it alone without the truth of God. They are like young lions that only rely on themselves, but soon go hungry (Psalms 34:10, "The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. Proverbs").
Isaiah 56:11. Another key component of the definition of greed is that you are never satisfied with what you accumulate. The sin nature in all of us craves for more and more. If we have two cars, we want three. If we own a house, we want to own another one. If we have a wife, we want a mistress.