In the scripture readings today, we look at King Solomon, son of King David, who is considered to be the wisest and richest man that ever lived. 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles talks about him, and when we go to Ecclesiastes he is the author, and this is what I would like to reference.
When I first read it to prepare for this devotional, I thought, “well those are happy thoughts,” but as I read it again and again some things did come to mind. How do we relate to these verses today? I discovered there is so much that we do over and over and over again on a daily basis. Women have endless tasks: always more dishes, laundry and rooms to clean. It truly is never-ending and can feel meaningless. Children and grand-children to take care of, all the hats we wear in a day sometimes seems wearisome, like vs.8 says in the NIV.
Men (and women too!) work all day and get home and there is more work to do; the list is long. So what do we do as we live our daily lives under the sun? As believers we need to remember to live in the Son because He does not leave us under the sun. He brings purpose and significance into our everyday lives. The Bible makes it clear that apart from Jesus Christ life can be disappointing and meaningless. We have hope in a Savior that frees us from this world and promises us eternal life with Him. We have meaning because of Him, and our daily lives should be lived reflecting that He always remembers us and loves us with an everlasting love.