"People who want to get rich fall into temptation,” I Timothy 6:9. ... It is not wrong to be wealthy. The apostle merely insisted that wealth was unnecessary for living a godly life, I Timothy 6:6-8. Because of the risks involved in possessing great treasures, contentment was advised, Proverbs 13:7; Ecclesiastes 5:19; Philippians 4:11; Hebrews 13:5. No amount of riches can atone for poverty of character. In such cases, one is better off not being better off, I Timothy 6:17-19." —Ed Mathews, "Plow New Ground"