At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore (Ps. 16: 11)
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.Proverbs 28:20
Let us think about getting from point A to point B. In this case, point A is a condition of fewer blessings and point B is abounding with them. The contrast in the proverb is between the faithful man and the man who makes haste to be rich.
It says that the faithful man shall abound with blessings, which would include wealth. The man who will fail in his innocence is the man who wants to abound with blessings also, but he is in a hurry to get them. In other words, he drives over the speed limit, cut corners, takes short cuts, and all the rest of it.
The implication here is that God wants faithful men to be blessed, but He wants the blessings to accumulate slowly. This faithfulness is demonstrated over a period of time, and during that time the faithful man is given many opportunities to wait and be patient.
When a man has his eyes on the “results,” meaning that he wants to get rich quickly, he is in effect asking the devil to tempt him.
When God blesses a man, He does it incrementally. He puts one layer on, and then he lets it cure. Then He applies the second layer, and He lets that one cure as well. When we are patient with God’s processes, we are being blessed with the wisdom that comes over time, and which can come in no other way.
God’s secret path to wealth is therefore something like “work hard for forty years, tithe, invest, save, and work some more.” But the impatient heart of the carnal man wants the windfall, wants it now. When it fails to appear on schedule, when it doesn’t appear “now,” and an opportunity arises to shade things a bit, the pressure is on. A man like that shall not be innocent.