Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.This represents one of those highly ambiguous lines in the Bible. While one could easily argue that Solomon is speaking of heavenly riches, many fundamentalists take verses like this one to indicate that those who possess earthly riches -- bestowed by God himself -- are pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.
~ King James version ~
Virtue is better and longer lasting than riches.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Wealth is problematic, at best. Your life will become one that always craves more and you must ever be on guard to protect what you have. The sage leads a simple and humble life that doesn't involve the continuous stress of worrying about losing what little she calls her own.
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