He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this also is vanity. Ecc. 5:10
Wow! These words were written appox. 3,000 years ago. Human nature has not changed much in all that time, has it? We are still greedy & are not satisfied with what we have. (Lk. 3:14; Phil. 4:11)
All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. Ecc. 6:7
Another self-evident observation of basic human nature as expressed by the wisest man in the history of the world (till Jesus shows up!) Anyone who has ever had to work for a living, knows the truth of this statement.
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecc. 8:11
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill: but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecc. 9:11