CHASING THE WIND
In Ecclesiastes Chapter one, the words of the Teacher, son of David, states that ‘Everything is meaningless.’ He mentions that generations come and generations go and that all things are ‘wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing nor the ear its fill of hearing.’ In verse 18 of chapter one he tells us that wisdom brings sorrow, knowledge brings grief, laughter and pleasure, great projects, building houses, planting vineyards and fruit trees, owning herds and flocks, amassing silver and gold as well as the delights of the heart mean nothing. In all this, wisdom stayed with him. He continues to denigrate many things as meaningless and as a chasing after the wind.
DO YOU FEEL THIS IS SO IN YOUR LIFE? Has it become mundane, uninteresting, with a way of just passing each day without value? Does your knowledge of our God seem meaningless? Chapter three lists ‘A Time for Everything’. And life is full of changing life seasons but not meaningless surely?
How alone and despondent this man must have been and oblivious to the wonders of the Lord surrounding him. Where was his faith in his so called deprivation of meaningful living?
Then he admits in Chapter five/19, ‘Moreover, when God gives any man wealth (spiritual?) and possessions and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work-this is a gift from God who keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.
This man continues his morbid view of life and repeats that life is a ‘chasing after the wind.’
But we know differently don’t we? All God’s provisions, protection, purposes and power can be experienced from him and his PRECIOUS PRESENCE is never “CHASING THE WIND’ nor ever meaningless.
LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE WITH JESUS.