Good morning, Thought provoking Solomon!!!
Ecclesiastes 2:18-19 And I hated everything I’d accomplished and accumulated on this earth. I can’t take it with me—no, I have to leave it to whoever comes after me. Whether they’re worthy or worthless—and who’s to tell?—they’ll take over the earthly results of my intense thinking and hard work. Smoke. The message Bible😂
Solomon is known to be the wisest man on earth. God said know one would be wiser Solomon. But as we listen to Solomon’s words and thoughts we see the wisest man known wrestling with his thoughts as well as toiling in his heart concerning life and what is to go one with the material results he has accomplished in this world.
He goes on to say in the scripture 20-23 That’s when I called it quits, gave up on anything that could be hoped for on this earth. What’s the point of working your fingers to the bone if you hand over what you worked for to someone who never lifted a finger for it? Smoke, that’s what it is. A bad business from start to finish. So what do you get from a life of hard labor? Pain and grief from dawn to dusk. Never a decent night’s rest. Nothing but smoke.
Ecclesiastes is so thought provoking … It shows the days of a great man struggling to rationally understand what really matters in life.
My stand in life may have at one time been to get rich when I was younger, but I tell you that anyone who loves the Lord and matures spiritually understands that we come here with nothing and we will leave here with nothing.
The commendable part of life begins when we see the earth has been given as a gift to cultivate for the purpose of good. The cultivation whether good or bad has to do with the mind of each person that has come to occupy space here in the earth realm. Taking on the thoughts and actions that we were sent with gifts to prepare the earth for the next generations is the desire of Christ. Without each of us awakening consciously to the awareness that we are responsible to keep the lineage flowing, the world would be compromised as it has shown to be through the hands of careless leaders. One person encouraging one person and another revives the healing that people have been calling for. The world needs to know that the carelessness we’ve extended to the earth is part of the pain were suffering. God created the world for the children whom he knew before hand would turn from their wicked ways to become the redeem. The redeemed of the Lord understand through their hearts the importance the earth means to the Father. The importance is shown through thoughts and action of God when He begin the creation process in Genesis1. Solomon toiled and he was also spoiled with the finest things in life, which can alter gratitude and appreciation in and individual. We see this today, in our children no respect, they tell their parents what to do, and parents complain that the child doesn’t listen. The bible says, train a child, train a person, and they will return to the way of the Lord.
At the end of the day the rational thinker must enter into spirit and pray about the thoughts and feelings they have that are unsettled about what’s happening in and around their lives. We also have Jesus who demonstrated the total God Man…
Jesus told us in the word that we must lose our lives to gain Christ. As well all his works were abridged on selflessness. This tells me that Jesus had some stable thoughts that went further Than Solomon’s … Wisdom that did not diminish through trials and mental struggles. Jesus kept A stable persona all the way to the cross.
Matthew 16:24 ESV
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
There is a need for man to understand the thoughts he entertains. Some thoughts we allow are thoughts of struggle, pain depression and useless thinking. We are to use thought and actions that advance life, which requires mental training… Casting down vanity, as Solomon profoundly spoke much of concerning his toil and struggles. See Solomon toiled because pride, worldliness, and selfishness was still apart of his demeanor. He had wisdom but he still separated himself mentally from what God was looking to achieve, which was healing of the earth and for the people.
We know God wanted healing of the earth in Solomon’s time because the scripture in 2chronicle 7:14 says,
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.