Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's Been A While

I finally have time to write again! Since my last post i have just been really busy and haven't had time to sit down ant type up what i've studied and written about Ecclesiastes. So i'm going to continue now with Ecclesiastes 2. We'll see how much i can get typed.
Ecclesiastes 2:4-16
Solomon thought is he did good deeds, like farming, he would find the meaning to life. So he built houses for himself, planted vineyards, gardens, and fruit trees, and he made parks. He made reservoirs of water through everything he had done. He tired even more, he bought slaves and livestock. He acquired much gold and silver. He acquired singers and musicians. He became the wealthiest man is Jerusalem. Some say he was the riches man to ever walk the earth.
Anything and everything he wanted he made sure he got it. He was happy about his accomplishments. But when he looked back over everything he had done, it was all meaningless to him. It meant nothing to him.
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Ecclesiastes 2:17-23
Solomon hated life. The work her had done grieved him. He felt as if all he had worked for was nothing. Why work hard on something when people in generations to come would destroy it? He felt that all he had done was in vain.
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Ecclesiastes 2:24-26
Solomon believed that there was nothing better than to eat, drink, and be satisfied with your work. But although he believed this, he thought it was meaningless. Solomon mentions God for the first time in verse 24. Solomon tells us that satisfaction is from God, and that with out God we can't find enjoyment. God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness to those that please him. But to the sinner He gives a life full of toil. Solomon said that a life of toil is meaningless.
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I honestly don't think there is a whole lot to gain from these verses. But what i saw over and over is that if you work for God and do all the work you do for His glory you will live a satisfied and fulfilled life. So start trying to live for God and to do your work for His glory.

God Bless