The Bible answers the toughest of life’s questions including: “what is the meaning to life?”
If there was ever a man who could find meaning – outside of God Almighty – it was Solomon. He was smart, wise, accomplished, wealthy, and had lots of women. He was a king and had military strength and power. He had the freedom to choose whatever he wanted to do each day and plenty of servants to help him accomplish all of his visions and goals. He ate as much food and drink as he wanted and was successful at everything he put his hand to.
Yet – he was not happy…because none of those things lead to a meaningful life.
Life does not climb towards happiness and meaning until you reach a pinnacle of happiness. Rather, the sun rises and the sun sets – day in and day out – there’s a boredom that can grow because of the mundane. We can use money and possessions to cope – but that’s all it is – coping. Then sometimes life throws us curve balls as we age and face trials.
We have to fight for joy.
Fight for meaning.
And fight for happiness.
We all do a jugging act everyday. What are you juggling?
That’s what today’s video is about – so pull out a piece of paper or turn to page 128 in your Ecclesiastes workbook and join me in a discussion on: How To Fill Your Life with Meaningful Things.
Jesus said in John 10:10,
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Before we imagine cruises, fancy homes, and a closet full of brand new clothes, let’s remember what the abundant life is to Jesus. It does not mean an abundance of possessions.
Our abundant life began the moment we looked to Jesus as our Savior and inherited eternal life in heaven. We have a spiritual abundance that no one can take from us. No thief can steal it.
We have a relationship with God that far surpasses any human relationship we can have. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit. God is always with us.
The Christian’s abundant life is one of enjoying the love, peace, grace and truth of our Heavenly Father. He is so very good – even when life is hard. Even when our bank accounts are low. Even when life feels mundane. He is abundantly blessing us – inwardly.
May we draw closer to God as we continue our study next week in Ecclesiastes and experience the abundant life Jesus meant for us to live.
After viewing the video, share what you drew in YOUR picture. What are you filling your life with?
What do you need to eliminate from your life that leads to emptiness?
How can you make some of the things you cannot eliminate more meaningful?
Walk with the King,
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