King Solomon lived out his dreams. He enjoyed every pleasure the world had to offer, and it came up short. Solomon discovered living a life devoted to pleasure is meaningless.
In order to handle life we need the Lord God to give us the ability to put Jesus Christ on the throne of our lives to keep us going in the right direction.
The world says, “If you want to really have fun, stay away from God.” But the truth is if you really want to have fun, since enjoyment is His gift to us, we need God.
We were created for God and just as fish are in despair out of water so the human soul is in despair when it is outside of fellowship with God. He is the source of true fulfilment and our greatest pleasure in life is to glorify and enjoy Him forever.
Solomon fell for the sensual lure of self-gratification. He landed in the pit of emptiness.
With disillusionment and despair casting ever-enlarging shadows across his path, Solomon begins to intensify his reactions in Ecclesiastes 2:12-26.
While we are always on the brink of change, Ecclesiastes 3 draws out two questions that must be addressed.
The interlude in Ecclesiastes 3:11-15, though brief, brings into perspective several things Solomon had missed in his search for purpose and direction.
In the final paragraph of Chapter 3, Solomon is alone with his thoughts. He admits his disillusionment and confusion.
One day God will judge all people for the injustices committed. But for now, God is patience with us and so the injustice on earth continues. Even though His judgment is delayed, it’s more certain than tomorrow’s sunrise.