“You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’
Within the capitalist, free-market environment, there are many ‘self-made’ men, and many who think themselves ‘independently wealthy.’ According to the Bible, no such people exist. Material prosperity never occurs except by permission. Riches accrue by reason of a prior sponsorship. Without the antecedent generosity of God, diligence and creative effort would not avail. All humans, great and small, are first of all heirs and beneficiaries.