1. Ecclesiastes 5:11 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Summary of Ecclesiastes 5:11

Ecclesiastes 5:11 (ESV)

11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes?

Those who live to get rich are always thinking of ways to expand their business. You will need to hire more people, who also have to live from what is earned. Your worries are also increasing. All those worries often do not provide much more joy in life. You become increasingly preoccupied with managing your company. You do not get much time to quietly enjoy your wealth. You know you are rich. You can see it in your bank account and in your profits, but it does not make your life much better. You only get to enjoy it very little.