Lyrics: Though all the wealth of men was mine to squander And towers of ivory rose beneath my feet Were palaces of pleasure mine to wander The sum of it would leave me incomplete
Though every soul would hold my name in honor And truest love was always by my side My praises sung by grateful sons and daughters My soul would never still be satisfied
It's not enough, it's not enough I could walk the world forever Till my shoes were filled with blood It's not enough, it's not enough
Though I could live for all to lift them higher Or spend the centuries seeking light within Though I indulged my every dark desire Exhausting every avenue of sin
It's not enough, it's not enough I could walk the world forever Till my shoes were filled with blood It's not enough, it's not enough I could right all wrongs, or ravage Everything beneath the sun It's not enough, it's not enough
To make me whole It's not enough, it never was Awake my soul It's not enough, it never was
It's not enough, it's not enough I could walk the world forever Till my shoes were filled with blood It's not enough, it's not enough I could right all wrongs, or ravage Everything beneath the sun It's not enough, it's not enough Though all would bow to me Till I could drink my fill of fear and love It's not enough, it's not enough
This song is based on the book of Ecclesiastes which was written by King Solomon who was wisest human to ever live and perhaps the richest and most powerful
1Kings 3:12-13 (AMP) behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise and discerning heart (mind), so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall anyone equal to you arise after you. I have also given you what you have not asked, both wealth and honor, so that there will not be anyone equal to you among the kings, for all your days.
But and the end of his life he reflects on all that he owns and all that he has seen and done And comes to the conclusion that apart from a relationship with God life is meaningless
Ecclesiastes 1:2 (AMP) “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].”
Ecclesiastes 2:1 (AMP) I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure and gratification; so enjoy yourself and have a good time.” But behold, this too was vanity (futility, meaninglessness).
Ecclesiastes 2:11 (NLT) "But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless--like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere."
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (AMP) He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 (AMP) He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its gain. This too is vanity (emptiness). When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what advantage is there to their owners except to see them with their eyes? The sleep of a working man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach (greed) of the rich [who hungers for even more] will not let him sleep.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (AMP) When all has been heard, the end of the matter is: fear God [worship Him with awe-filled reverence, knowing that He is almighty God] and keep His commandments, for this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, every hidden and secret thing, whether it is good or evil.
Proverbs 27:20 New Living Translation (NLT) Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied. __________
Romans 8:38-39 Amplified Bible (AMP) 38 For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Matthew 7:7-8 Amplified Bible (AMP) 7 “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.
Hebrews 12:2 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
YOU ARE THE JOY/PRIZE OF GREAT VALUE THAT JESUS SAW BEFORE HIM. HE ENDURED ALL THE PAIN AND ALL THE SHAME TO HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. JESUS LOVES YOU WITH THE GREATEST OF LOVE.
John 15:9-13 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. 10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. 11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. 12 This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
John 3:16 Amplified Bible (AMP) “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 Amplified Bible (AMP) But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.