“Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour…and, behold all was vanity…and there was not profit under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 2:11 KJV)
In chapter 2, Solomon made a list of things that he had obtained. He listed: houses, vineyards, gardens, pool, trees, servants, peculiar treasures (rare treasures), singers and musical instruments. He concluded that all of these were a poor substitute for wisdom which is better than fine gold.
King Solomon showed us that material wealth does not satisfy. He had worked hard and had a long list of accomplishments to show for it yet, satisfaction was missing.
Sometimes we are guilty of pursuing a bigger home, more stuff; and Solomon is warning us of the end result. It won’t satisfy us!
Prayer: Your Word is invaluable to me. It helps me focus on what is really important in life. Only You can satisfy my soul. I can’t live a satisfying life without You. Amen!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton