Deu 8:18 And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth
To be rich and/or to be wealthy are not the same. To be rich is to have lots of money, to be wealthy is to have accumulated assets. Riches defines one aspect of a man, wealthy defines the totality of a man with or without money. God distinguishes the two in 2Ch 1:11.
God’s power of giving and our getting of wealth are reconciled in this verse, and applicable especially to spiritual wealth. As Solomon asked for wisdom, It is our duty to seek wisdom, Ecc 7:12 “For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.” It is by wisdom from God that wealth is accumulated as a blessing in this world and the one to come. This power to get wealth is not so much to gratify self and make one’s life easy but that He may establish His covenant that He will bless His people. All God’s gifts are in pursuance of His promises. This serves as a challenge because it is possible to satisfied with faith enough for breadcrumbs when God wants us to have faith for a whole loaf of bread. The purpose for which we should desire and pray for more is because we believe in God who makes much of Himself in providing for His people for His honor and glory. He wants to lavish His blessings upon His people in all areas of their lives (spiritual, financial, family, health, etc), Eph 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” I challenge us to have holy discontentment, that is to have faith for more than breadcrumbs because we believe in God of abundance, God of too much who wants to do much more than we ask or imagine for the sake of His love and covenant with us.