Wisdom is more meaningful when we use it to connect people to God. In so doing, we discover a sense of purpose and true reward. In reading Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11, Solomon searched for knowledge to satisfy his own purposes and not the purposes of God which resulted in his apathy. Getting satisfaction from the world makes one restless but there is fulfillment in the pursuit of knowledge that is used for God’s purposes because it is a meaningful activity.
For in using our knowledge to lead others in the ways of God, we are inspiring many in the direction of His purposes. Earthly pleasure leaves one unsatisfied but there is happiness found through Jesus Christ and in gaining understanding about how He lived while on earth. There is also the reward of peace when one hears of the love and the service of our Savior. Let us follow His example to build up individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities for His glory.
The study of the Bible impacts our life and gives lessons to share with others which will influence our world. Restlessness, apathy, and the lack of satisfaction which are outcomes of seeking worldly gain will wear a person down; doing nothing to help their current or future situation. But there is improvement if one can come to the understanding that life on earth is only a small stretch of time compared to an eternity in heaven.
This day, let God handle the negatives so we are free to look forward to a remarkable future. Let us pray for parents to lead their children. Let us pray for leaders in government, leaders of churches, for business leaders, and leaders in the field of education.
This day with God will be amazing because there are things we can learn from history that will help in making decisions. The problems we go through in life are not stop signs; they are guidelines and it is during tough times that God provides sure signs of a brighter future.