THE STORY OF JESUS: Ecclesiastes 1-2
“This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 2:26)
So what ‘wind’ (empty treasure or pleasure) are you chasing after?
You know, the thing that seems so important or wonderful right now.
We invest our time, treasures and talents into that goal or obejective.
But is it really that important, something of lasting value?
Many people live life like a game of snakes and ladders.
Only in this game, both the snakes and ladders are going nowhere.
Will I allow the serpent to bring me down with pride, lust, greed, envy?
Will I spend my whole life climbing ladders that take me up the wrong wall?
This isn’t a game we can win, because it’s not a game we were made to play.
The Lord is using the wise man to make us look at our values and priorities.
Don’t wait until the end of your life to realize you wasted it.
Jesus urges to use our worldly riches to make eternal friends (Luke 16:9).
To invest ourselves in loving and helping others, in making a difference.
When its all been said and done, is my life meaningful or meaningless?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to see my significance and purpose, and not to fritter away my life and value on things that do not matter, will not last!