Lazaroo – Friday, April 10, 2009

Apr 10, 2009 I Lazaroo.


“‘Meaningless! Meaningless!’ says the Teacher. ‘Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.’”
(Ecclesiastes 1:2)

What do I do with a stream of words like these, Jesus?  They’re so pessimistic, so defeatist, so devoid of hope.

Or are they?

The man who uttered them was pretty smart.  You made him the wisest man who ever lived, second only to You.

On top of that, You loaded Him up with more possessions, more wealth, more fame, more power, more success, more of the pleasures human beings crave – both legitimate and illegitimate – than anyone else on this earth will ever know.

And it left him empty.

That pretty much tells me all I need to know about the wisdom of selling my soul to acquire, achieve or experience any of the stuff Satan keeps dangling in front of my nose.
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1 Kings 3:10-13; 2 Chronicles 1:12; 2 Chronicles 9:1-30; Luke 11:31; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; John 8:42-45; John 10:7-10; Matthew 16:21-27; Luke 9:25; Romans 6:19-23

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

4 responses so far.

  1. Steve Says:

    It absolutely can be gone in the blink of an eye, John. This current economic crisis is giving us all a long, hard look at that reality.

  2. Steve Says:

    Well said, Wayne. I love how specific you were about your blessings. That’s where the gratitude wells up.

  3. John Tevault Says:

    I too now know that only with Jesus, can I find gratefulness in all the things I once took for granted. It all can be gone in the blink of an eye! And even in times of despair,I thank the Lord,for in that despair I can find wisdom. I then must also praise Him in times of joy. Amen

  4. Wayne Rohrscheib Says:

    It has taken me 50 yrs. to understand that stuff doesn’t compare to knowing Jesus,building relationships in Life Groups,reaching out to Myanmar, adopting a baby girl from China,treasuring my wife and family. These are the things that last a life time and leave me feeling content.

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