When you see a man with multiple homes, or multiple cars, or excesses in life, here is the question that we must ask: What is the result of men seeking to find purpose? In Ecclesiastes 2:22, Solomon arrives at this conclusion: “For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? for all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.” We might say that Solomon took a box of chocolates and tasted them in pursuit of happiness. The irony is that no matter which piece of candy men pick, they end up with a sweet tooth.Change by revelation, not desperation! Click To Tweet
This is why you see athletes who run through women, get in trouble with the law, have substance abuse issues open up to the things of God after they have spent their wheel. Sadly for many men, change occurs when they are old in life, and their strength is little, and when they are aged, and when they have blown their families, and they do not have much time left to enjoy life. The challenge for each man is to not get to the point where God has to allow futility to draw him. Men should make a volitional choice to pursue God and not let too much of life to pass before this revelation occurs.
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Ecclesiastes 2:22 (NKJV)
For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun?
Luke 12:16-21 (NKJV)
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
1 Timothy 6:6 (NKJV)
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.