Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase (Proverbs 13:11, NKJV). Wealth is not a virtue, and neither is it a curse. Wealth is simply a material possession that allows one to do something that may not be afforded to one who does not have wealth. A virtuous use of wealth is in relation to the charity benefitted. There is no virtue to wealth if the charity itself is not virtuous; it becomes a curse. Having wealth is not the point of the proverb, but the means to gaining it. To read more