Today’s Thought: How Much Is Enough?

How Much Is Enough Dr. David Jeremiah

John D. Rockefeller was America’s first billionaire, a goal he attained in the early 1900s. At the peak of his wealth, at age 74, he was worth more than $300 billion in current dollar values. (Today’s richest persons have wealth approaching $100 billion.) On one occasion a reporter asked Mr. Rockefeller, “How much money is enough?” He is said to have replied, “Just a little bit more.”

King Solomon’s wealth made Rockefeller’s look small by comparison. Although it’s impossible to say exactly, estimates put Solomon’s wealth at more than $2 trillion. Yes, this is the same man who wrote that money can never satisfy. The love of gold and silver as a source of satisfaction is “vanity,” the famous king wrote in Ecclesiastes. That means it is a fruitless pursuit, one that can never bring temporal or eternal contentment or peace. Jesus said that the best treasures are those laid up in heaven rather than on earth—treasures that will last forever (Matthew 6:19-21).

Only heavenly treasures can bring the peace and contentment which we seek.

Everlasting life is a jewel of too great a value to be purchased by the wealth of this world.”
Matthew Henry

He that loveth silver will not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 (KJV)


23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

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