Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 8:14-17
Key Verse: Verse 15 - “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."
Key Words: eat and drink and be merry
This is the same way of thinking that the rich farmer had in Luke 12:19. Eat, drink, and be merry.
What happened to Solomon; what happened to the king who said, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” Proverbs 4:7. And what about 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” And Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
I really don’t know what happened to Solomon to change him from wisdom to foolishness, it could be that he had a bad case of Myopia.
Myopia is the technical term for what is commonly known as nearsightedness. People who are nearsighted only see what’s near or close to them. Their range of vision is limited. They need glasses to see things farther away due to their myopia. This same medical terminology has been used in the broader context of life to describe people who are shortsighted and who don’t see the big picture in life. These folks tend to live for the moment, making choices that benefit them in the “right now.” They live their lives existing only for this life.
What to do:
✞ Keep your focus on Christ for He is the only one that truly matters.
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