Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Who Can Eat More Than I Can?
Eccl 2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
Solomon sought fulfillment in the following:
being the best of the best,
practicing no restraint.
But in the end, he summarizes: “It was all vanity and vexation of spirit. They all meant nothing. Anything new I tried was no big deal because it had already been done. One thing is common with all men, no matter what...death! And you can't take it with you.”
Solomon ended up leaving it all to his son, Rehoboam, an idiot! As Solomon was wise, his son was a dufus.
Therefore, he concludes, "a man should eat and drink and make his soul enjoy good in his labour because these simple things are from the hand of God." vs 24
*special note: Warren Buffett now has cancer. He says it is not serious at all, but cancer is cancer. As Solomon was insanely rich, so is Mr. Buffett. Though he is not a believer (even though he was reared in the Omaha Bible Tabernacle and his mom was a Sunday school teacher) he has learned to find joy in the simple things. He drives a modest car, lives in a modest home, lives simply and finds joy in common and simple things. We are praying that he will come to grips with his mortality and return to the God of his childhood, thus finding complete fulfillment. We hope that He would recognize the hand of God in his life.
Lord, let Mr. Buffett see the every good and perfect gift comes down from heaven, that you are the Author of wisdom. May he know that his days are short and it is time to come to Jesus. Draw him with your Holy Spirit. And Father, may each of us look for true joy and satisfaction in You and enjoy the simple pleasures you grant us. In Jesus' name, Amen!