There is a grievous evil I have seen under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
Cross ReferencesJob 20:20
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he cannot escape with his treasure.
or wealth lost in a bad venture, so that when he has a son there is nothing to pass on.
There is another evil I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily upon mankind:
God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a grievous evil.
Chapter Outline1. vanities in divine service
8. in murmuring against oppression
9. and in riches
18. Joy in riches is the gift of God.
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