Simplicity of Life
"Although there are many prophets of old, they proclaimed but one God. The inclination to deceive and to speak falsely belongs to those who covet riches. It belongs to those who eagerly desire gains. Such an inclination was far removed from those holy men. For they did not lay up store for the future. Instead, they carried out the office entrusted to them in such a manner that they disregarded all things necessary for the maintenance of life. They did not even labor for that day's needs, being content with the unstored food that God had supplied. Not only did they not have any material gains, they even endured torments and death. For the ways of righteousness are odious to the wicked. So the prophets, who had no desire for gain, had neither the inclination nor the motive to deceive" Lactantius 240-320 A.D.