King Solomon was a man of great wisdom. He had wealth beyond measure. He could partake in anything that would give him enjoyment. He had servants caring for him, more wives than he could count and a nation who looked up to and honored him. He had access to everything in life and yet during his final days he said it was all meaningless.
Many of us think we’re chasing the wind. We wake up, go to work, do what is expected of us, go to bed and rise the next day to do it all over again. We wallow in the rut of sameness. When something happens to shake us up – we aren’t always prepared for it.
We want to have more out of life than that – don’t we? We want our lives to have purpose. We strive for success – we want to make a name for ourselves – we want to leave our mark – we want to be remembered.
Solomon said that there was nothing new under the sun. Times change, but people have been struggling with the same issues since man fell into sin. If our focus is only on this temporary span we call life, there really is no purpose. What then is the part of life that gives it meaning?
There may be nothing new under heaven, but imagine what’s in store for us when we get there. God has promised us a place of complete peace – a place where there will be no sadness, no tears – an eternity of joy. There may be nothing new under the sun, but all things are new under the Son.
Lord, I ask that you become the center of my life. You give me a reason to get up every day. You motivate me in all my comings and goings. You lift and encourage. You strengthen my soul with your Holy Spirit and I am washed clean of all my sins through your Son, Jesus. Stay with me as I get nearer to you. Amen!