How do riches benefit a man? Riches are the one thing that most of the people on the earth spend their life pursuing. How do they benefit a man?
Men who set their love on riches, will not be satisfied with riches or increase, no matter how much wealth they accumulate. It will never be enough.
Moreover, as his wealth increases, so will his sleeplessness, because his wealth becomes the target of the wicked and thieves. A rich man’s wealth does not benefit him, if he hoards it, because misfortune or foreigners consume it. He can leave it for his sons, but they cannot take it with them either when they die!
So it is better to amass enough to be able to eat and drink, and enjoy good from the labor that is done under the sun, and enjoy the sleep of one who is not a target of the wicked or thieves or misfortune.
It is a gift of God to enjoy the fruit of the labor of one’s hands. Riches only benefit a man if he is able to spend his riches so that he can enjoy his life today.
Sometimes God blesses us more by what He withholds from us, as much as He does by what He allows us to have!