Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
Proverbs 13:11, ESV
Motivated by greed, countless people have ruined their lives pursuing get rich quick schemes. Like carnival games at a State Fair, the system is stacked against the fool hoping Lady Luck will reward his gambling at lotteries and casinos. These places can only survive by consistently removing money from your pocket and placing it in their own. This is the recipe for poverty, broken homes, and neglected children. Payday loan outfits, pyramid scheme marketing plans, and the stock tip your friend says is a sure thing are just as risky. The few so-called winners have been known to squander it all before returning to that poisoned well in the hope of a repeat windfall that never comes. God offers us a better method. Work hard. Spend less than you earn. Gather it little by little over time. Get rich slowly. Microwaved food turns cold too soon.