Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ecclesiastes

I would have to say that Ecclesiastes is whinier than Job.  How is this possible when you remember all that Job had gone through, but Solomon really takes the cake.

Everything is meaningless!  That is his cry through the entire book.  The world is in a constant cycle of the same thing over and over.  Nothing is new, our problems are still the same problems that we have had since the very beginning of sin.

Solomon had everything, riches and wisdom.  He followed his worldly desires and was not happy.  He was only content in the years that he followed God.

Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 states:

Be happy, young man, while you are young,
and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart and what ever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
God will bring judgement.
So then, banish anxiety from your heart
and cast off troubles of your body,
for youth and vigor are meaningless.


God wants us to be happy, but if we let ourselves go crazy in the ways of the world we have to face the judgement and consequences that come with the territory.  We must remember God and he will take care of our worries and troubles.  We must serve him and be with him our whole lives.  Maybe if we do that we can that it will be meaningful.