Ecclesiastes and life with God

September 16th, 2014

Over the last week or so I have been reading the Book of Ecclesiastes for my morning devotions. It is an interesting book written by Solomon.

Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived, he was wealthy beyond measure and he achieved many amazing things during his life.

In Ecclesiastes he writes about achievements, wealth, work, pleasure, wisdom, injustice, relationships and political power and describes them all as meaningless.

While the tone of Ecclesiastes can be taken as quite depressing, it really is a positive book. Solomon writes from the perspective of doing these worldly things as a means to themselves.

He writes as doing these things and achieving a lot without a relationship with God. He says that these things are meaningless, like chasing the wind, if they are not done with God in mind.

As I have reflected on Ecclesiastes I have had two important reminders. Firstly, it is important to have a strong relationship with God. And secondly, it is important to enjoy life as a gift from God.

I am really enjoying reading Ecclesiastes again. It is a book that is rooted in the reality that while life is often hard, but we can make sense of it if we are connected to God and see it as a gift from Him.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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