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If I’m wealthy, should I enjoy my money?


God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.  Ecclesiastes 6:2
            Solomon in Ecclesiastes was the wealthiest king in Israel.  He had everything he needed and wanted, but took too much.  He had peace in his nation, but not in his life.
            Solomon isn’t making the case to make money and be happy.  He’s making the case to be happy and enjoy life, so if one seeks after an extraordinary amount of wealth and at the end of one’s life has nothing to show for it, what good is that pursuit.  Enjoying life is the key especially because life passes by like a shadow.
            If God gives you the ability to accumulate wealth, possessions and honor, enjoy it, don’t ruin life as you become selfish and distance yourself from other key relationships especially in your own family.