Ruthless men gain only wealth. (Proverbs 11:16, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Ruthless, without pity or mercy. Only, nothing more. It can only acquire things that do not last, and nothing more. When it is gone, there is nothing of lasting value. Leaving in its wake relationships damaged beyond repair because of the ruthlessness. Had they pursued relationships with the same passion and fervor, their lives would have been immeasurably enriched. How ironic.
My Advice – “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?” (Luke 9:25, ESV 2016). Nothing.