Monday’s Moment

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun (Ecclesiastes 8:15).
Was Solomon correct in his assessment of life? Do we have joy only because: we eat, drink and are merry, for tomorrow we die? Is that the abundant life offered by Jesus? Is that the life of hope and peace, found only in Jesus?

 If I were going to choose to serve Satan rather than the Savior, my hope would be that the grave is the end. If I were going to attempt to satisfy myself with the things of this world, rather than the eternal things of God: my prayer would be that the grave is the end. If I sought peace somewhere other than in Christ Jesus, my desire would be for the grave to be the end.

Solomon was so wonderfully blessed by God, but he turned the blessings into curses because he began to seek the creation rather than the Creator.

Those who reject our Lord and Savior have to adopt the ideology of: eat, drink and be merry. They have to adhere to this doctrine because they see nothing beyond the grave. But, the sad truth is: the grave is not the end, it is just the beginning.

The Hebrews writer says that after death comes the judgement of God (Hebrews 9:27) and after the judgment, comes the eternal abode (Matthew 25:46). Those who have separated themselves from God, will be eternally separated from God; those who have drawn nigh unto God, will be at home with God eternally.

Is there more to life than: eat, drink and be merry? God says there is.