Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
I made myself great works; I built myself houses; I planted myself vineyards;
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven (this sore travail God has given to the sons of man that they be occupied in it).
And I thought that better is he than both of them who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil works that are done under the sun.
Behold therefore the good which I have seen: that good is to eat and to drink and to enjoy of the good of all his labour that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him; for it is his portion.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun.
For God gives to the man that is good in his sight wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to the one that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
1 Kings 11:11
Therefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Because this has been in thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee and will give it to thy slave.
from men, with thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly thou dost fill with thy provision: they satisfy their sons and leave the rest to their family.
Surely man walks in darkness; surely they are disquieted in vain; they heap up riches not knowing who shall gather them.
For he sees that all the wise men die, likewise the fool and the ignorant perish and leave their wealth to others.
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast stored up?
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou would send him to my father's house,
For I know this, that after my departing, grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds upon it. But let each one see how the building is built.