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Modern Day Ecclesiastes

March 3, 2011

I often just sit and think.

Typically its about the future, sometimes its the present, and rarely the past.

I was rather reflective today.
Thinking about life in general, wondering what I was doing, what’s my purpose?
The more I thought about it the more I just got these feelings of hopelessness, futility, uselessness, and emptiness. I felt like the writer of Ecclesiastes. Everything seemed like vanity. There’s nothing new, life just continues to go on. Problems come and go. The world keeps on spinning. Things that promise happiness prove to leave us wanting. Nothing seems to truly satisfy.

So what’s the point?
We’ll like Ecclesiastes, this isn’t where I ended.
The writer concludes with this:

Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.

So there are things that matter. The trick is remembering what they are.
It’s not anything that the world can offer.
It’s a simple relationship with God.
The sooner we can get this figured out. The more satisfying our life will be.

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