Believers are to live by grace in every aspect of their lives, including finances. I am not preaching a message that suggest godly people are rewarded with riches. Poverty and tough times are as common to believers as to unbelievers.
God measures wealth by the quality of our lives and our generous disbursement of wealth to bless others. Riches are a blessing only to those who make them a blessing to others. We can use the gifts God has given us to serve others. Really, when we help others, we are helping Christ. Jesus Christ continues to call us today to have active compassion for the hungry, the suffering, the abandoned by focusing on the persons who needs our love and help right now.