The old King James Version of the Bible had a verse which read:
"The blessing of the Lord maketh rich, and toil addeth nothing to it".
Meaning, that where a person is blessed by the Lord, they are rich in Life (even if poor physically or financially etc.).
Toil, or good works, are fine things in themselves - but in terms of the Lord's blessing, they do not add anything to it.
The blessing stands, of itself.
5 months ago