"Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall be increased" (Proverbs 13:11).
We are living in a time when people are very nervous about the stock market. The ups and downs of the stock market is causing an emotional roller coaster in the minds of many. Here is the thing. We need to stop watching the stock market! Instead of depending upon the stock market to increase our wealth, we need to go back to old, tried and proven methods of prosperity, which is hard work and investing in real assets, instead of these so-called "paper assets" that are so prevalent on Wall Street. Trading and betting on the price of commodities and futures has its risks, and would have come crashing down sooner or later.
As God's children we need to handle our finances in a way that is based upon solid principles. The Bible is a great source of information, that puts the Believer on a firm financial foundation.