At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore (Ps. 16: 11)
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: But he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.Proverbs 12:11
If you work hard enough, you will have bread enough. As a proverb, this is a general statement, and that makes it generally true. If you search diligently, I am sure you can find someone who tilled his land industriously, and yet had a crop failure. That kind of thing does happen.
But as a general rule, the Bible confirms what common sense tells us. If you work hard, you will do well. This is not universally true, but it is true enough to be a safe bet.
The world is not risk free, and there are hazards. But because a sovereign God is “the house,” He has seen to it that the odds are in our favor. Not only that, but everyone who comes into this “casino” is given a manual which, if read, will sweeten the odds even more. Till the land and the wheat will grow.
Guard the flock and the wolves will go hungry. Keep equal weights and measures in your business, and watch God bless it.
But the fool wants to bet against the house, and even though the results are fairly predictable, he can still manage to get people who are void of understanding to follow him. A vain person lures the stupid people to follow him, and all of it is based on what has been called a “will to fiction.” In this vain world, people want intentions to guarantee effectiveness. At base, all of this boils down to a revolt against reality.
But effectiveness is determined by the way the world actually is, and is not at all under the authority of daydreamers. And the way the world is requires that the soil be tilled before the wheat can grow.