God continued to train the Hebrews to think as free people. People who are free work for themselves and their loved ones. They benefit from their own labors. Only when people are free will they be motivated to be creative, work longer and produce more. They take responsibility. Wealth created in a free society does not stay with a few powerful kings, nobles and lords or dukes. Instead it expands to touch all mankind and all are lifted.
After coming out of Egypt, God taught the Children of Israel to self govern themselves. As slaves they did not have to hold each other accountable to act in civilized ways. However before they could successfully occupy the Promised Land they had to learn to take responsibility for themselves and others. God met with Moses and gave him the laws that they would need to govern themselves. He was fashioning them in to the people that would one day be a blessing to every family on earth. Free people need to self govern.
The first of the Ten Commandments was to worship the one true God and have no other gods. The concept of one God was essential for people to understand and mange the world. It was also important for an effective government and a successful economic system. Only people who fear God will govern themselves. No amount of government control will restrict sin, selfish ambition and greed. The economic system God built for the Hebrew people could be used for evil ends if submission to God was not the first commandment. Moses cautioned the people to always remember that it was God who blessed and prospered them:
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Det. 8:18
Herein is the starting point for your Biblical and practical financial prosperity. He gives you the ability to produce wealth. Thank Him. Don’t apologize for it. Ask Him for insight into the ability he has given to you personally. Always remember it comes from him.