“I rather be righteous than rich!”
“For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright” (Psalm 11:7). “The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness” (Jeremiah 4:2).
Jesus says: “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God” (Luke 18:24). “Woe unto you that are rich; for ye have received your consolation” (Luke 6:24).
“Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death” (Proverbs 11:4).