Live – I Am Coming

Death is the great equalizer. Whether you’re rich or poor, smart or challenged,

sinner or saint — we all die. As Emily Dickinson once said, “All but death, can be adjusted.”

 

Death Makes A Fool Out Of Wisdom

Throughout scripture, when the word “wisdom” is used, it means “to live skillfully.”

It is tied to an ethic or moral which is righteousness. (Proverbs 1:7) In Ecclesiastes 2:12-17,

Solomon reassesses the areas he has previously explored (wisdom, education, pleasure and

possessions) to determine if there is anything in life that can give meaning. He begins to think

that if he can’t find meaning, then no one can because he’s examined life in depth. Solomon

determines that there are two ways to live — wisely and foolishly. (Ecc 2:12-14) He realizes

that wisdom is better than folly, but also knows that in the end, we all die. Furthermore,

after death, memories of the wise and fool fade. (Ecc 2:16-17) Once again, he feels that life

under the sun is all vanity and meaningless and he begins to hate life. But hope is coming.

Solomon begins to realize that apart from God, life is meaningless. You have to live simply

and faithfully before God. (Ecc 2:24-26)

 

Application

An important question is: “Are you really living, or just existing?” Focus your attention on God,

who is fully able to keep those who put their trust in Him.

 

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence

without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority,

through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 1:24-26)