In this life there will be suffering…that we know. A lot of energy, especially in USA, is spent on relieving that suffering.
Energy is often spent on:
But what if you are facing death, in an accident, diagnosed with aggressive cancer, or on your deathbed? Are you ready? What will you be dwelling on then?
You could say life really boils down to this:
The old adage of no one on their deathbed ever said “I wish I spent more time at work” is so true. So what are you waiting for? What are you thinking on? What are your priorities?
Ecclesiastes shows the futile emptiness of trying to be happy and fulfilled apart from God. Power, popularity, prestige and pleasure apart from God are hollow victories!
Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, King in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, all is vanity. What advantages does a man have in all his work, which he does under the sun?"
Ecclesiastes 1:14 “I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.”
Ecclesiastes 2:4-11 – read all of this one!
Ecclesiastes 2:13, 20, 22
(13) “And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness”
(20) “Therefore, I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.”
(22) “For what does a man get in all his labors under the sun?”
Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 - Read this
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 – and this one too!
There is an emptiness of life without God, but with Him, you can know sweetness with bitterness, strength with weakness and wisdom with foolishness. Then you are surely ready for THIS life, as well as the next.
NOW GO LIVE IT!
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