Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Ecclesiastes 2:1 : I said to myself, "Come on, let's try pleasure. Let's look for the 'good things' in life." But I found that this, too, was meaningless.
Read - 1 Kings 9:10-28, 2 Chronicles 8:1-18
Solomon was a man of extreme wealth and the nation of Israel was very prosperous during his reign. Others would ally with him and seek him out for his wisdom. Why? Many times we look for the physical signs of God’s blessings and associate them with success and want to learn from these type of people. Certainly, we can gain nuggets of wisdom from successful people. However, as we read the New Testament, we learn that the follower of Jesus may not show all the outward trappings of success yet may have streams of living water flowing from the inside. Let’s make sure that we learn from the prince and the pauper as God works mightily in both.
Lord, I will seek out truth no matter what it is wrapped in…
Soon we will be reading the book of Ecclesiastes and find that all of Solomon’s extreme wealth did not satisfy the needs that could only be met in relationship with God.
When you serve a God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10) you can expect to be provided for…maybe not as Solomon was…but as the New Testament instructs us: My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:19. This begins spiritually when our Maker takes our Marring and Mends us by His Sacrifice in Jesus Christ. It continues for all eternity as He provides abundant life now and forever. It may not look like gold and land but it will look like enough and satisfaction. Are you satisfied?