This post is Day 27 in a series of studies about “The Weather”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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The Weather – Day 27
The writer sounds as though he is having a bad day. Was he feeling depressed or was he really searching for the meaning of life and could not find it? King Solomon had been a privileged child, the son of King David, and basically could have had whatever he desired.
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
We looked at a different verse from this interesting book earlier in this study.
The writer sounds as though he is having a bad day from this verse today. Was he feeling depressed or was he really searching for the meaning of life and couldn’t find it?
King Solomon had been a privileged child, son of king David, and basically could have had whatever he desired. He was the spoilt child of his father!
Solomon seems to be telling us here that nothing earthly is really worthwhile, he had riches, (they meant nothing.) He had position and respect. They didn’t make him happy!
Knowing what we know as believers in Jesus Christ, we can say that what Solomon needed was a saviour and a guarantee of a place in Heaven.
His reference to chasing after the wind here reminds us of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians when he pleads with the people there to grow up, be adult and become mature believers.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. – Ephesians 4:14-15
Take time today to look at your own life, and be honest about how you feel. Are you chasing after the wind? Do you feel tossed about by every wind of doctrine?
Ask the Lord if you are in the right place and receiving good teaching about Christian matters. Let Him know you don’t want to waste time chasing after the wind!
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