Providence enriches the diligent hand
"The hand of the diligent maketh rich."
(Proverbs 10:4 KJV)
The Lord ordained industry as the law of Paradise, and though now the world bears the stamp of the fall, His order still stands. In the ordinary course of Providence those who are diligent in labor, study, and grace are made rich.
It is a firm statute: the Lord gives his blessing not to those who wish, but to those that labor; not to sentimental indolence, but to Christian energy and perseverance. Those who wish to enjoy the enlargement of his purse, estate, or piety, must not be slack with his hand. Rather, he must labor in steadfast faith.
-The above material was adapted from Charles Bridges classic work, "A Commentary on Proverbs."