Verse of the Day: Money Doesn’t Satisfy

April 7, 2007


10 He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver;

Nor he who loves abundance, with increase.

This also is vanity.

11 When goods increase,

They increase who eat them;

So what profit have the owners

Except to see them with their eyes?

Ecclesiastes 5:10 (NKJV)

We have a new tag for the blog: “Spiritually Prosperous, Financially Rich!” Today’s Verse of the Day kind of addresses that issue. We can become financially rich but without spiritual prosperity, it all doesn’t matter and it doesn’t produce happiness.

From the Life Application Bible:

Verses 10-11: We always want more than we have. Solomon observed that those who spend their lives obsessively seeking after money never find the happiness it promises. Wealth attracts freeloaders and thieves, causes sleeplessness and fear, and ultimately ends in loss because it must be left behind (Mark 10:23-25; Luke 12:16-21). No matter how much you earn, if you try to create happiness by accumulating wealth, you will never have enough. Money in itself is not wrong, but loving money leads to all sorts of sin. Whatever your financial situation, don’t depend on money to make you happy. Instead, use what you have for the Lord.

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