‘For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.’ (Ecclesiastes 1:18 ASV)
There are several accounts of king Solomon’s relationship with Queen of Sheba though the bible only noted their meeting. One account stated that both of them had sexual relationship. As for the latter, personally I am in doubt about this.
These two had two things in common; they were powerful and wise. They had their peculiarities. With all their wisdom, especially that of King Solomon, he ended up realising his limits.
One thing about Life is that the more a man knows, the more he would love to know. A man wants to know more. He is never satisfied with his level of knowledge. A man wants to be perfect. He desires to be the best, to be above all and all. A man wants to be in charge of everything. He wants to rule the world! He wants to control and does not want to be controlled in return.
If you look at the society, what you will notice is the speed at which individuals are battling against one another all in the bid to win the others over. Giant companies are competing and cheating, and pirating and copying one another in the struggle for power. Politicians are attacking themselves through destructive means.
And the question that will pop into your mind is, WHY?
You should not be surprise because by nature, human being is never contented with single achievement. It is not his fault. It is his nature.
However there is a price attached to every achievement. Nothing in this life is free except Salvation. To get to the top, a man must work hard until he bleeds. To remain slim, a woman must exercise and eat with detailed care. To be a medical doctor, a man must first study medicine. To be a good policeman, a man must go for training. To be a good businessman, a man must learn to master how he handle his money and work tirelessly.
The problem is, a day will come when there will be a final FULL-STOP. This is the day when a man dies. That day he will not carry all his wealth with him to his grave. He will not have his Phd degree in his pocket when he meet God because there is not job requirement in heaven. He will not have his wife lying with him inside his coffin telling him to throw away that packet of cigarette in his hand.
King Solomon understood this predicament of a man when he wrote, ‘I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.’ (Ecclesiastes 1:14 ASV)
Therefore, I’m here to remind you not to forget your salvation no matter what you do. Put God first before any other things. Do not honour another man in the place God. When it is finished for you, it means it is finished for you. Remember your life is like chapters in a book; as you have a beginning, so also you have an end. Death is inevitable and the earlier you accept this, the better for you.
So live your life doing good. Eat well. Sleep well. Worship God non-stop. Preach Christ in all your endeavour, live in harmony with people, do not be lazy, be contented with what you have and work hard if you must BUT don’t get involved in crooked actions.
Above all, never stop praising God every second of your life. He deserves it!
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