“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” - Galatians 6:7-8
To the unbeliever it sounds a simple challenge, mocking God. But if you don’t believe in God you can’t mock him. And if you know that God is real you wouldn’t try. And is that not the explanation that follows?
It is a criticism of modern evangelical practice that it is prosperity based. The truth of that does not disprove God. It is ok to be rich. It is ok to be blessed. I make no apology to the devil for having been saved and redeemed. I thank God, and I love God and Praise Him. It is not ok to put money before God. The self made person does not acknowledge God.
The self made person will fall. But the person lifted by God will never fall. Which is why it is better to serve. Some desire wealth so others serve them. But to desire to serve God is better.