Will God help us in making money or in advancing in personal gain?
We all have needs in this life in order to survive. We have to work in order to pay bills. We need to feed and take care of our families and ourselves. As in all things God will help us in these things if we turn to Him. However, like anything, He will help us in all of our requests IF they are in line with His will. Not ours! This includes, in praying to God to help you win this weeks lottery, which I may be correct in assuming there's a chance He may not do that. Unless there is something He needs you to learn by that happening.
No one knows the reasons why God does or does not do things, however there is council from Him that talks about money, wealth, greed etc. which more times than not, for us go together. Jesus told us, you can not love money and Him at the same time. Now I know there are many different interpretations on what is considered to be the 'love of money'. We read about those that are in the news and spotlight that make inexcusable amounts of money or are handed an inheritance. Then sometimes we see these people go into a self destruct mode by letting their money and personal wants along with greed control their lives. For these people, where the money gets out of control, this occurs because they do not have the Lord in their lives. They lose site of what is important and end up letting this self destruction take over. There's one thing common with all of these people. Some day, we all will leave this earth. And as the saying goes, "you can't take it with you",.................so what then? We just have to remember what Jesus taught us. I have listed a few verses from the Book of 1st Timothy, I'd like to share with you;
"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and rainment us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some covert after, they have erred from faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows". 1Tim 6:7-11
If there is one thing to concentrate on in the above verses, its the part that says 'they have erred from faith'. Faith that the Lord will get you through the 'trials of life', yes even the financial ones. So as the question asks; "Will God help us in making money or in advancing in personal gain? I believe, He will give you what you need, not necessarily what you want.