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Powered by 4 - July 4, 2016

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Monday, July 4

Short-Lived

Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

You don't have to look far (turn on the television, look online, pick up a magazine), or really expend any effort at all, to be bombarded with the message that having money and material possessions is what gives you value and meaning and brings you happiness. That's the message of the world, and boy, does it sound appealing. But Solomon tested this message and we see his conclusion in Ecclesiastes 2. Solomon was the wealthiest and wisest person and set his heart to experience every kind of worldly pleasure. Solomon tells us that he didn't restrain himself from any pleasure his eyes saw. But although he enjoyed the things he did and acquired, his enjoyment was only temporary.

"Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun." (vs. 11).

Have you had the same experience as Solomon—setting your heart on something, even enjoying it, but the satisfaction you enjoy is only for a short time? Tami

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