Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bootless (Ecclesiates 2:1-12)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is "bootless." King Solomon was said to be the wisest person ever to live. When God asked him what he wanted, more than riches or fame or anything else this man ask for God's wisdom. It is because of that was in that he was able to write these sayings. He is talking here about no matter what people do it all ends of being meaningless in the end. All of the things that people labor to do and accomplish really don't count for much when it is all said and done.

What do people gain from all the toil
at which they toil under the sun?
~Ecc 2:3

My question is: if everything is meaningless why do we try so hard at everything that we do? I think that people who put their trust in God have a leg up on the competition. I guess what I'm saying is if we are just living for ourselves then life would at some point get pretty frustrating. My prayer is that you look at your life and think about all of the things that God has put in front of you. What is his plan for you? One of the things that you need to be doing? Are you spending your time on things that are worthy of God's time? I think a ton of people spend their time on bootless, or useless, ventures. It is easy to get caught up in all of the madness in this world. We know that in the end life is not meaningless, but a show phrase for what God has done for us. He is your maker. He is your father. He is the one who is given you breath. Rejoice in the fact.

Praying for you,


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