“So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on earth. People from every nation came to consult him and to hear the wisdom God had given him. Year after year everyone who visited brought him gifts of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules.” 10:23-24
Today’s chapters just really reiterated that our fleshly desires are a bottomless pit. Solomon truly could not have more money, resources, treasures or intellect, and yet, as we’ll soon find out, it’s not enough for him.
What do you tell yourself when you’re feeling discontent? “Once I obtain ____, I’ll be truly satisfied/less sad/less irritable/more productive, etc?
It’s always money for me. Money seems like the key to everything I’m missing. I’d have a clean house (yes, hiring someone to clean my bathrooms would be top priority), cuter clothes, a perfectly remodeled home, zero stress, I’d travel more, blah blah blah. Absolutely none of that is really true. Solomon had anything and everything anyone could possibly want and remember the book of Ecclesiastes? It’s all meaningless. Striving after the wind.
Ultimately, I know money is not the answer. I believe God and the writers of the Bible who tell me so, and I know that things and food and clean bathrooms won’t bring me true contentment.
True contentment in my life has come directly from knowing, loving and being loved by Jesus.
What do you find yourself longing for?