I see all the peopleWasting all their timeBuilding up their richesFor a life that's fineNothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, LordNothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord
I think that you forget that we are not living just for us or even the "Lord". We, ours riches, our efforts stays long time after we die, we do it for our children and all human society. I think that Lord wouldn't mind such thinking ... don't forget about next generations.
This is true, I don't think being a spiritual hermit is the way to go. Nor do I want to live my life purely for the long term, you forget to live in the present if you do that.In any regard, the lyrics say, "Nothing compares." I guess what I'm trying to say that even if and as I'm living for all these other things, those pursuits don't measure to the satisfaction of knowing Jesus Christ.