Wealth does not guarantee us happiness
Scriptures puts it very clearly – do not put our hope in wealth. Why? For wealth is uncertain (v17a) “...not to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain...” Scriptures throw a very different light on wealth. For material wealth is a temporal asset. It will come and go. Proverbs 11:28 (NIV) Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. There will be those who race up the mountain of wealth and seem to bask in the limelight, but soon they fade away. Eddy Groves was the founder and CEO of ABC Learning, once one of Australia’s largest companies and one of the world’s biggest childcare provider. The company was worth $2.5 billion at one point making him one of the richest man in Australia. He lived a lavish lifestyle and was known as “Fast Eddie”. He even bought the Brisbane Bullets basketball team and made them a successful team. But in 2008, everything fell apart. ABC Learning went into bankruptcy with debts exceeding $1 billion and Eddy Groves lost almost everything. He is being pursued in court over many millions of debt right now. It was recently revealed that his marriage to his wife was a sham for business reasons. They had actually separated in 1998 but never made it known until last year. Wealth does not guarantee us happiness nor peace in our hearts. Happiness and peace can only truly be found in God. What do you think?