In a world where wealth seems to be the measure of one’s happiness, Solomon said those who love money will never be satisfied. Money can't purchase the joy and happiness that our hearts desire.  Listen to what Solomon says about where we will find joy, " Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one's labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward. Furthermore, as for every man whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart". (Ecc. 5:18-20)

All that we have is a gift from God. The "things" in life are not our source of joy, rather Jesus Christ is. Contentment is found in Christ alone, not in a person’s wealth or material comforts. The person who uses the gifts of God, in other words those believers who live their lives as funnels using their resources and gifts to be a blessing to others in need, will find lasting joy.

If your life is characterized by consuming wealth and blessings rather than using those gifts to be a blessing to others then your joy is short lived because the source of your joy is found only in the material things of your life and not in Jesus Christ.  

We are blessed that we may bless others and in doing so we bring glory to the Lord Jesus.

In Christ,

Pastor Buddy