Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Ecclesiastes Chapter 5
Metaphysically Interpreting Ecclesiastes 5:10-12
5:10He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance, with increase: this also is vanity. 5:11When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what advantage is there to the owner thereof, save the beholding of them with his eyes? 5:12The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
September 7, 1947: Eccles. 5:10, 11
Why is "he that loveth silver" not satisfied with silver? Because material riches leave the deeper needs of the heart unsatisfied. The miser loves his wealth and mistakenly thinks that it is more wealth he craves, when it is really wealth of a different kind. He is therefore never satisfied and becomes continually more and more grasping.
August 31, 1947: Eccles. 5:12
INTERPRETATION - Weekly Unity
HOW DO WE PRAY WITH THE UNDERSTANDING? By aspiring to reach first what is possible now, and proceeding upward from that point; also by using the understanding that we now have in practical ways in order to consolidate our gains and make further understanding attainable.
INTERPRETATION - Unity mag.
Spiritual consciousness is an individual matter, but not until individuals awake to the necessity of making their influence felt in society, materialism will continue to rule the world. As the individual enters into spiritual consciousness he must carry it with him into all his activities and undertakings. The power that he gains through his communion with God he must throw on the side of righteousness and justice in his dealing with his fellow men. As he rises out of self-love into the impersonal love of his fellows he gains insight into their motives, impulses, and needs. This insight he must put to work in the furtherance of social solidarity and good will. Merely to understand his fellow men better while holding himself aloof from their problems is to know "the fulness of the rich" that "will not suffer him to sleep."
Transcribed by Tom Schulte 9-7-2013