What is the Meaning of LIfe?

In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon tells us about the emptiness of human wisdom,

the emptiness of pleasure,

the emptiness of achievement,

the emptiness of labor,

the emptiness of our human condition,

the emptiness of accumulation,

the emptiness of unshared lives,

the emptiness of politics,

the emptiness of false worship,

the emptiness of wealth,

the emptiness of materialism,

the emptiness of prosperity,

the emptiness of strength.

We can easily get confused and distracted by our pursuit of the things on this list.  We think they will bring us happiness.

Solomon tells us they will not.  He has tried them all and none of them have given him what he was looking for.

Only one thing fills the emptiness that is inside of each one of us – a relationship with God.  This will make us happy.  Nothing and no one else will do that for us.

Solomon teaches us to strive for balance in our life as we find our purpose in knowing God and obeying him.

Everything else is meaningless.

Please help us always find our purpose in you, Abba Father.

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