Ship your grain across the sea, after many days you may receive a return. Eccl 11:1.Nothing ventured, nothing gained, don’t put all your eggs in one basket seems to be the drift and yes many a shipwreck sits silently on the ocean floor beneath the surface of the waters. But a business venture is not enough in & of itself. James 4:13-17.
As in all things, what matters most is not loss or gain but whether God is central to our lives. People tend to measure their worth by achievement or comparing themselves to others but Scripture reminds us not to be fooled by such assumptions that really are boasts & empty ones at that.
To know God is to be rich beyond compare, and yet how often do we fail to see or appreciate that.