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.
I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the sky. It is a heavy burden that God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
Yes, better than them both is him who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
Behold, that which I have seen to be good and proper is for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor, in which he labors under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; for this is his portion.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun.
For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
1 Kings 11:11
Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, "Because this is done by you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.
from men by your hand, LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
"Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.
For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared?whose will they be?'
"He said, 'I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;
For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.