Every man should have all that can contribute to the power, elegance, beauty and richness of life; for to be content with less is sinful.
The desire for riches is really a desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praiseworthy; for man's highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving.
The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man. Poor man cannot help others, what more, he is himself in need of help from the others.
Sad to say, we won't learn. Yet, God is made the victim of our circumstances : our own defective thoughts and inability to rise up and become resourceful, to built capabilities and to do charity and help those in destitute conditions and those who are unable to fend for themselves.
Yet, those who were blessed with good brains, strong body and the intellectuality and capability failed to nurture themselves to a position of abundance so that he can use those abundance to provide for the unfortunate and sick.
Those who desires for less and who fails to exert their full effort to make life more plentiful, are not rendering God and Humanity any greater service - they are derelict in their duty to themselves, to humanity and to God.
--- Wallace D. Wattles; The Science of Getting Rich