As we continue our study of inspiring bible characters, we meet King Solomon. Solomon, the son of King David, is known throughout the Word of God for his wisdom. In fact, the Lord asked him what he wanted most and Solomon requested that he be given a discerning heart to govern and distinguish between right and wrong (I Kings 3: 9).
Solomon, in effect, was asking God for wisdom.
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The Bible tells us that Solomon is the author of the Book of Proverbs. Because the Book of Ecclesiastes follows a theme of wisdom and insight, King Solomon is widely believed to be the author of this Book of the Bible as well. Let us be inspired by the words of Solomon.
A Time for Everything
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
– Solomon acknowledges that life goes through various phases. There will be a time in our life for everything. He seems to be saying that we should not be surprised when we encounter different “times” in our lives. It is to be expected that our lives will have different “seasons”.
–What season is it in your life? You can be sure that whatever the season is, good or bad, that another season is coming.
–Sometimes we get consumed with emotion when going through difficulty, we should take comfort in knowing that change is constant in our lives and that things won’t stay difficult forever.
Ecclesiastes 9: 7, 9-10, 12
–Solomon is telling us to enjoy life. We should realize that though the things of this life are meaningless, that the best that we can do while we are here is to enjoy the life we have.
– Many of us spend too much time worrying. Life is temporary. Why worry about something that isn’t going to last? Many of us will look back and regret that we spent so much of our time in despair instead of enjoying what we can of our experience on Earth.