What did Solomon learn from all of his wealth and power, the same as Macbeth, "that is but a walking shadow, full of sound and fury signifying nothing." Don't chase after the worldly delights that fuel others greed and your demise but seek to do good.
Following Christ is a complete paradox of thought. He is my king and salvation but I do no work unless I know him. He died for me instead of my sacrifices to save him. He is the Alpha and Omega; however, he taught me that my life had to end before it ever really began. How many things do we hold on to instead of giving away? We gain so little by blindly following the world; yet, so much we gain from Him.