I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind. (Ecclesiastes 1:17 HCSB)
“We all know the tragic ending of Solomon…” The word landed in my heart, especially when he continued “but I am focused to finish right!”
All during the preaching I could not concentrate as those words keep pondering in my spirit. Wasn’t he? Wasn’t Solomon determined to finish right?
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask. What should I give you? ” (1 Kings 3:5 HCSB)
It was this amazing question and a “right” answer that brought him the riches as well, as he choose to “seek first” and with it received a wisdom incomprehensible! What a fame it brought him as the world traveled to meet him and stood in awe!
But, at the end he described it as “the pursuit of the wind”, an untouchable source the only brought “storm” and disaster!
“We all know how he ended..” was a hurting sentence to me and I felt sorry for Solomon! I heard his cry, as he knew that after the “hail the king” will come the cry for another “king”! The cry that, years later went from “Hossanah” to “crucify Him”!
I am there, questioning all the “blessings” promised, concluding with Solomon that with the pursuit of “the more” there is the emptiness of the now. I am ready for the new!
Just some rich writings that got my attention this day and reflects the thoughts I carry:
Sacrificing Today on the Altar of Tomorrow
And a blog of Debra Westbrook with a bold decision: The prophetic word centered and focused on Christ Jesus
That the riches of His eternal Truth will guide us in this journey!