Summarize the day’s reading in one paragraph.
King Solomon reaching the end of his life ponders its meaning and even with all his wealth and wisdom, all is vanity (vanishing) without God. We have a need, hunger, drive for these things. Air to breath, food to eat. We want wealth, wisdom, love and security. We toil for it, search for it, and it’s never enough. There is something more, we find ourselves dissatisfied with life, this emptiness we cannot fill. Only through a relationship with God will be ever truly be able to enjoy our lives, and be satisfied.
What is one key verse? Why?
“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw that is was from the hand of God
In short, all good things come from God. We need that relationship, that fellowship, walking in the Garden with Jesus. His holy spirit in us fills that void, removes the vanity to a wholeness. This in turn fills us with joy, peace and rest. Only God can do that.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
God gives meaning to our lives. Without a connection, without His holy spirit we will always be wanting.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
My vision for myself and others is wanting that void to be filled by God and to understand that only God can fill it. Truly, money, possessions, none of those things can bring happiness.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I will go with God by walking in the garden with Jesus every day. Making Jesus a part of every little thing, not just the big things. Striving to be in constant communion with Him.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
I think of Jesus with the knowledge that only with a relationship with Him will I ever feel complete.