Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Eccl 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Old King Cole was a merry old soul. Sadly, not so much could be said about Old King Solomon. He started so well, and ended well. However, the in between was no so good. His quest for happiness had him looking in all the wrong placed and the result was bitter and futile frustration.
Solomon had won the mega-millions lottery and picked the power ball. But his money did not but happiness. We are told that 4 of 5 lotto winners are bankrupt within 5 years. Super rich Solomon became morally bankrupted due to riches.
No manner of toys and goodies were withheld from Solomon. If Stuff Mart was selling it, he was buying it.
In the end, it brought him nothing but emptiness. Everywhere he looked, he saw vanity. The only positive in his life was that the utter despair that stuff brought him drove him back into the arms of God and back into the pulpit where he preached that Only God can satisfy.
Save yourself a ton of trouble by trusting in true riches. Don't look for happiness in things, find your joy in Christ! Everything else is vanity and emptiness.