What we believed at the age of five changes when we become ten. As we grew up our belief about our life, people around us and the world we live in constantly evolved. During our teenage years, we questioned a lot about life. We explored new ideas. When we reached our twenties we thought we finally figured out everything. The knowledge, we gathered through education convinced us what we believe is right. As we got older we realized our choices made trusting our knowledge and wisdom was wrong again.
A well-known Wiseman Solomon had everything in life. He built palaces, great fort, temple, and imported horses from Egypt. Solomon ate the choicest food. Planted vineyard, processed many cattle and herds. He owned slaves and singers to entertain him. There was nothing he lacked in his life. But in his old age king, Solomon wrote a book called Ecclesiastes. It means preacher. He wrote this book when he was old
Solomon at the heights of his wisdom carefully analyzed the life and its toils then conclude the nature of life as meaningless. He used the word meaningless not once, not twice but thirty-three times in his book. He looked back after many years and writes, Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
Solomon gave a final conclusion to his book. Using his immense wisdom he tried to analyze everything under the sun and came to this conclusion. He found something a man can do meaningful during his lifetime out of all the meaningless things. Here is his conclusion.
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
One day, I had to be taken to an emergency suddenly due to my health condition. Doctors did various tests on my body, but they could not conclude anything. The chief neurologist took a piece of paper and listed down seven diseases as a possible cause of my physical status. I asked him out of the seven any one of them is curable. The doctor looked at me and said none of them are curable. Life suddenly turns upside down in a matter of a few seconds. We do not decide its fate. In a matter of hours, the things chased and desired all through life become meaningless. God picked me up and helped me to walk through difficult times during my recovery. I give all the glory to him. I will praise my God along with the psalmist singing, Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Our belief in life may evolve over time. It might keep changing. But there is someone who does not change. He is God. It's better we put trust on God who doesn't change than on anything else. God is same yesterday, today and forever. He does make a decision one day and regret it the next day. Like Solomon concluded its good for us to fear God and follow him.
My Dear Friend, I am not sure where you are putting your trust in your difficult situation. But I will put my trust in my God, who knows my future. Education, job, status or position cannot guarantee our eternal future. But God can. Bible says, Whoever believes in the Son (Jesus) has eternal life. Are you willing to Believe Jesus today? Would you join with me in prayer?
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