Chasing After the wind

Sometimes or maybe more often than not life feels like we running all over the place and achieving nothing.

King Solomon asked for wisdom so he could rule over Israel and do things right. Yet we see by all the wisdom he was given even that was meaningless in the light of the big picture.

Ch. 2 v 24-26 reminds me of the story in Luke 15 in the parable of the lost son, when the son came to his senses. Could these verses almost be a quote out of his journal? He started out leaving his Father’s house with money deciding it was better to enjoy life, but then realised when it run out that he had nothing left!

V.25 says, “who can eat or enjoy anything apart from Him? God gives wisdom, joy and knowledge to those who please Him”

Jesus said, “I have come to give you life, and life in all its fullness…” (John 10:10) and “apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5)

The NIV puts the next bit, “for the sinner, they are given the task of gathering and storing up wealth, only for it to be handed over to others after them”

Are we chasing after the wind with no thought to eternity or do we have Christ’s words in our heart, to live life to the full in Him, to bring joy to God’s heart?

Without God, everything is meaningless! Today the world is chasing after climate change, I wonder what difference it would make to our planet if rather than chasing after the wind (leaving creator God out of the picture) If instead we chose to ask Creator Father God how we should act? What would he say on how we can be better stewards of our planet?

Today I choose to live with eternity in mind. To involve creator God in my life through daily coming to the rock who is certain and i can trust Christ in all things.

Richie Gardiner 09/11/21

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