Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Let’s be clear about this: a person does not need to have lots of money to love it. Even if you do not have money, your mind can still be set on it, you can still desire it, think about it, and sacrifice for it, even when you don’t have any of it. There are some people on welfare that covet money more than those who are wealthy but content in their walk with The Lord Jesus. Covetousness and greed are matters of the heart, not numbers in a bank account. Solomon, the richest man of his world, after a life focused on wealth and its use, knew the common myth that wealth = happiness was a lie. “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money.”
Mark 4:19, talks about the “deceitfulness of riches.” Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness. If you’re living life without God and you’re trying to find satisfaction in affluence and prosperity and things, you will always come out empty. It doesn’t satisfy. “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money; nor he who loves abundance with its income.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10 -NASB)
The more we have, the more we want. Only the Savior, not silver, can satisfy our empty souls.