The Rich Believer is Better than the Poor Believer
[16:75] GOD cites the example of a slave who is owned, and is totally powerless, compared to one whom we blessed with good provisions, from which he gives to charity secretly and publicly. Are they equal? Praise be to GOD, most of them do not know.
[16:76] And GOD cites the example of two men: one is dumb, lacks the ability to do anything, is totally dependent on his master—whichever way he directs him, he cannot produce anything good. Is he equal to one who rules with justice, and is guided in the right path?
Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Higher Ranks for the Strivers
[4:95] Not equal are the sedentary among the believers who are not handicapped, and those who strive in the cause of GOD with their money and their lives. GOD exalts the strivers with their money and their lives above the sedentary. For both, GOD promises salvation, but GOD exalts the strivers over the sedentary with a great recompense. [4:96] The higher ranks come from Him, as well as forgiveness and mercy. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[34:37] It is not your money or your children that bring you closer to us. Only those who believe and lead a righteous life will receive the reward for their works, multiplied manifold. In the abode of Paradise they will live in perfect peace.
It is harder to be a believer when you are rich
[96:6] Indeed, the human transgresses. [96:7] When he becomes rich.
[56:41] Those of the left, will be on the left. [56:42] In misery and inferno. [56:43] Even their shade is hot. [56:44] Never cool, never tolerable. [56:45] They used to be rich. [56:46] They insisted on the great blasphemy.
Most people lack initiative and taking ownership
Interesting that this verse is in the Chapter Bee since there is the expression worker bee
A Message to Garcia