“Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.” (KJV)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“Labor (yaga`: weary oneself, faint, toil) not to be rich (`ashar: wealthy), cease (chadal: forbear, leave, let alone, end, forsake) from thine own wisdom (biynah: knowledge, understanding, discernment).”
Don’t weary yourself to become rich and wealthy, forsake your own wisdom and understanding.
“Kingdom Wealth“, “5 Steps to God’s Financial Blessings“, “A Visit from the Angel of Finance” - the list goes on and on and on. Turn on Christian broadcasting and what will you hear within minutes? “Give”, “sow”, “blessing” - the Christian world is fascinated with pursuing financial gain. Yet the Word tells us to forsake it, leave it alone! They’ve created “spiritual lottery tickets”, where it’s falsely taught that if you give enough and “scratch enough”, you will be a financial winner, blessed by God. Friend, God wants your life - He wants to be your entire focus. He does not need your money. If He has your life, your money will follow. You want to sow some seed and reap a harvest? Seek intimacy with Him, love your neighbor and walk by the Spirit.