Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to think that wealth brings true happiness!
The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what is the advantage of wealth -- except perhaps to watch it run through your fingers!
People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich are always worrying and seldom get a good night's sleep.
There is another serious problem I have seen in the world. Riches are sometimes hoarded to the harm of the saver,
or they are put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost. In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one's children.
People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.
And this, too, is a very serious problem. As people come into this world, so they depart. All their hard work is for nothing. They have been working for the wind, and everything will be swept away.
Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud -- frustrated, discouraged, and angry.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)