How much stuff do you have?
dddoo7 last edited by
Why are we here? What is our purpose? Is it our purpose to gain wealth and things? Is it our purpose to simply gather enough stuff that we can retire for a few years?
Solomon was one of the wisest men that ever lived. He also was probably the richest man that has ever lived as well. He sought out to find the meaning of life...and this is his take on riches.
Ecclesiastes 2:4-11 “I made my works great, I built myself houses, and planted myself vineyards.
I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them.
I made myself water pools from which to water the growing trees of the grove.
I acquired male and female servants, and had servants born in my house. Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me.
I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. I acquired male and female singers, the delights of the sons of men, and musical instruments of all kinds.
So I became great and excelled more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me.
Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor.
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I had toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun.”
The wealthiest man ever who had anything he ever wanted...yet the purpose of life was not in his wealth. We spend such a great portion of our lives making money and we often forget that there are more important things than money. Yet many realize too late in life the price they have paid for spending their time getting things.
So...if we are not here to get things, the why are we here?
norcal_in_az last edited by
After my near death experience last year, I've become much more aware of why I'm here. Great selection today @dddoo7