June 23, 2009
For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy….
We’ve all had days when we throw up our hands and ask, “What’s the point?”
Maybe you’ve struggled lately with questions about the purpose of your life. Or maybe you’ve wondered if it’s possible to find real joy and fulfillment in life. So did Solomon.
Solomon tried many things to gain fulfillment: laughter, learning, liquor, luxuries, lust, and labor.
He had it all, but he was still empty inside and dissatisfied with his life.
He eventually even said, “Vanity of vanities; all is vanity!” And he was right. None of the things Solomon tried could satisfy him. Only God could!
As our verse for today says, Solomon found that wisdom, joy, and knowledge comes from God. You can only have a life full of purpose and meaning when you live life sold out to the Lord Jesus.
And you know, Solomon was right about something else. He said, “Remember now your Creator… before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them.’”
Don’t wait any longer to live with purpose. If you, like Solomon, have tried just about everything to find fulfillment in life, but are still empty inside, then look no further than Jesus Christ.
WE’RE ON EARTH ONLY A SHORT TIME. MAKE TODAY COUNT BY LIVING IT THROUGH CHRIST!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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