Thursday’s Thought

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:3)?

Solomon sought satisfaction, but was unable to gain it. Thus, Solomon questioned the reason for man to live; what did man hope to achieve or gain.

Solomon ruled as King over Israel for 40 years. Each year Solomon received many wonderful gifts and among the gifts he also received gold. 666 talents of gold were recorded as being received by Solomon (II Chronicle 9:13). Each talent of gold was equal to 66.6 pounds, thus, the gold received by Solomon each year was in excess of 44,355 pounds. If Solomon received this amount for the 40 years of his reign, it would have come to over 1,774,200 pounds. Most will never have this amount in dollars, let alone this amount in pounds of gold and remember, Solomon was not satisfied.

When we seek satisfaction in the things of this world, we will never be satisfied. The things of this world are temporary and at best can only provide temporary satisfaction. God created the world, but God did not create the world to exist without end. The things of God are eternal; the things of God will not end. If we seek true satisfaction, let us seek with God. God, who is eternal, has made an eternal abode for those who faithfully seek and serve Him.

Solomon had more money than we can imagine, but He could not buy one inch of space in Heaven and he could not by one second of time in Heaven.Jesus asked: For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul (Matthew 16:26)? What will it take for you to be satisfied? If it is more than Heaven, it is too much; if it is less than Heaven, it is too little.

Come the day of judgement, the only ones to be satisfied will hear: well done, good and faithful servant.