“Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.” Ecclesiastes 5: 18 (ESV)
King Solomon was possibly one of the biggest and baddest dudes to ever walk this Earth. He had crazy wisdom, mad power, and everything under the sun. He “did it all” and spent much of his life building an incredible kingdom. However, he knew none of that would last. Everything he built was pointless, and it saddened him in his last days. He gives us some awesome perspectives we should keep as we walk through the days God has given us on this earth. I know sometimes as a snowboarder, I feel guilty for pursuing pleasure instead of helping some orphan on the other side of the globe. I am not saying don’t take care of the orphan because that is a command from God. I am addressing our work and our pleasures. God has placed us in this world for a short time where we will work hard and play hard. But, know we can’t take any of it with us where we are going.
Each day will have its challenges, and we are to enjoy the passions, the work, the family, the task, the ministry, and the people God has put in our lives.
-What is the point of this life if it all goes away?
-Are you praising God for where you are in life, whether you are in a van down by the river or working some top floor job in the city?
-Are you using your passions to glorify God or are they pulling you away from God?
By Marcus Corey | Lincoln, NH