I came across this verse last week in 2 Corinthians 8.
"As it is written, "He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gather little had no lack."
I love the picture of this verse. God provides all our needs. Even a few of our wants, but if we are living a Sermon on the Mount lifestyle, we will have neither too much nor too little.
It's hard to fathom too much, isn't it. But I think one can have too much. King Solomon had MUCH and in the end he claimed he was empty, and all he had was vanity.
I believe everyone's right to pursue as much as they want. I'm against redistribution of wealth by government agencies, but I certainly admonish those who have abundance to give. That's what Paul is telling the Church in Corinth. Give so none have need.
Giving cannot be legislated. It will cause envy and strife, and in the end never fixes the problems the government thinks they are fixing. The rich will just find other avenues for hteir money, and the poor will be even more so.
God is a giver. He loves giving and He loves givers. Luke 6:38 says, "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
In these economic times, trust God to provide all of your needs.