Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; who having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty.
A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.
Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms shall be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a broken down city without a wall.
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, the naive proceed and pay the penalty.
Know well the face of your flocks; and pay attention to your herds.
The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.