Lovers of Money Never Have Enough

The former manager of the England Football Team has been caught apparently accepting a £400,000 bribe in principle, if not in practice. The foreign businessmen offering him this financial inducement were in fact journalists acting on behalf of the Daily Telegraph. What’s bizarre about this is Allardyce’s annual salary as manager was £3,000,000 per year. The average annual UK wage is £26,000. Why would someone with so much even consider a bribe? Even if he had no moral scruples about such a deal, how would another £400k improve his lifestyle? Solomon explained why thousands of years ago:

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10

Why expend so much energy chasing after something that you can’t keep?