1. Ecclesiastes 5:12 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Summary of Ecclesiastes 5:12

Ecclesiastes 5:12 (ESV)

12 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.

The rich man who has to worry about management and cannot enjoy his goods is noticeably different from someone who works for you. He can go home after closing time. He can then enjoy his wife and children in peace. When the employee comes home and is tired, he can go to sleep and does not have to take home all kinds of worries about the business.

Those who want to be rich often eat too much and eat unhealthy meals. They can afford that. Eating too much may cause all kinds of ailments and diseases. Regular consumption of rich foods makes you feel unwell and it may prevent you from sleeping well. The life of the boss who does everything to be rich is not a happier life than that of his employee who comes to do his daily work every day.