Ecclesiastes can often be a difficult book to read because Solomon has turned His mind to human reasoning... comparison of his life and accomplishments to that of others.
And comparison is certainly
the THIEF of JOY!
But our God is
the GIVER of CONTENTMENT.
For no matter what we achieve, no matter what we acquire in this life, if it's done alone in human effort, it will always blow away as futility in the wind of change.
Only when we empty our hands of busy...
when we take our eyes off what's dizzying...
when we bow our heads before the Maker...
can we be FILLED with the JOY of the LORD!
Knowing that all GOOD things
are from Him, as James tells us...
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.
James 1:17-18 NLT
This is the satisfaction of the soul...
Recognizing the Giver
and all that He gives.
Realizing that you will always be
a prized possession to God!
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