Graduation season has come and gone. Going to the various parties and functions takes me back that time in my life. High School isn’t a satisfying experience for most of us…I was no exception. I thought, “Once I get to college, making more decisions for myself, then I’ll be satisfied.” College was probably more fun than it should have been, but satisfaction wasn’t found there. “Once I get a job, get married, start a family…then I’ll be satisfied,” I reasoned. I’ve been extremely blessed in each of those areas. My wife, my daughter and my work bring great joy to me…but ultimately these things, while good, aren’t fully satisfying. There’s still a desire for more.
We’ve been working through the book of Ecclesiastes at The Bridge. The guy who wrote it (King Solomon the richest, wealthiest man to ever live), has some wisdom for us on this. The entire book of Ecclesiastes can be summed up by saying, “Everything is nothing apart from God.” There are a lot of great things in this world. Solomon says they don’t add up to anything without God in the picture. This guy had the money, power, and wisdom to really ignore God…and he did just that. He took power, and knowledge, wealth, and pleasure further than we could dream…yet still came up wanting. Here’s what he says, “All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:8-9, ESV).
What are you chasing in your search for satisfaction? Solomon had it all, saw it all, and had done it all. He says there’s nothing apart from God that brings satisfaction. Get God in your picture. Chase after Him. That’s where satisfaction is found!
Be a witness,