How shall we do better materialistically in life? Shall we oppress someone? Shall we steal from our employer? What happens if we do everything right in life and our riches increase? Whether by wicked means or righteous means, we should not put our hope in material things, as it is written,
Do not trust in oppression,
Nor vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase,
Do not set your heart on them.
God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
For You render to each one according to his work.
Do not set your heart on material things, but on God who has power and mercy, because He will render to everyone according to his or her work.