What is life all about? The writer of Ecclesiastes paints a very dim view of life. What is interesting is that Solomon was the richest man on earth and from an economic standpoint, he lived the life that many people desire. Solomon had extreme wealth and notoriety.
The problem was that Solomon had wisdom and he had possessions and wealth but he missed the real meaning of life. So, having wisdom and wealth meant absolutely nothing because he lacked the greatest understanding of all. Solomon understood that God placed eternity in the human heart but he did not know how to embrace it. He knew that God desired that all people should fear Him but he did not know why?
This is a lesson that we all need to know. There is a difference between having things and things having us! When you know that you were made for more than today, you won’t worship things but you will desire to do those things that advance eternity. We can only find purpose when it is tied to our eternal purpose. This is what gives life real meaning.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7; Psalm 47:1-9; Proverbs 22:16