September 6, 2014

Today you should read: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20

“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 5:10

“The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.” Ecclesiastes 5:12

It seems Solomon is trying to teach us a lesson here:

Money and stuff never satisfy

I am one of those guys who loves techy stuff. I love smartphones, laptops and tablets. I always look forward to getting a new one when the time comes and, if you are like me, you think in the back of your mind, “when I get this new thing it will be so great and I won’t want a new one for a very long time, maybe ever.” But then what ultimately happens? The new version comes out and you look down at your, now, old model of whatever it is you have. Then it begins again. This is the nature of money and stuff. The reason this happens is because we all have a massive, seemingly bottomless hole in our souls. We put a dollar bill or a new thing in it to try to fill it but it is like trying to fill an empty ocean with a water dropper. This hole, this void was made to be filled by a personal, loving relationship with your creator. Only an infinite God can fill the infinite hole in our souls. So, take it from Solomon, one of the richest men ever to live…

Money and stuff never satisfy

Posted by: Robbie Byrd

Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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