Lazaroo – Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jan 30, 2011 I Lazaroo.


Allow yourself to shudder, as you pray aloud the words of this Lazaroo to God:

“I thought to myself, ‘Look, I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.’”
(Ecclesiastes 1:16)

O God.

Just reading those words gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Here’s King Solomon at the height of his power and popularity

thinking he’s “all that.”

Talk about famous last words!

After he applies his amazing wisdom to the greatest puzzles of life, the best he can come up with is –

“Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!”

How profound.

The word, “meaningless” appears 33 times in the Bible –
30 of them by the man who said:

“I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone…”

The thing is, he was wiser than anyone.

That was Your gift to him…
and it went to his head.

Am I doing the same thing

with any of Your gifts to me?

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Exodus 10:3; Proverbs 6:1-5; Proverbs 16:5; Isaiah 2:12; Daniel 10:12; Matthew 23:11-12; Romans 12:3-5; 1 Corinthians 8:2; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5-6

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

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.

2 responses so far.

  1. RM Says:

    heebie-jeebies is right .. like we would say anything like that to God .. yet some do .. I pray I never do anything that foolish.. but I think I am safe .. no where near Solomon’s intellect or accomplishments .. 🙂

    I have been blessed by Lazaroo .. also blessed by the 11am young adults service .. your reaching generation X & Z, don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to see this happen.

  2. Scott A. Bailes Says:

    Thanks for the Lazaroo … the reality of Solomon’s life is a wake-up call for sure, calling us to live humble, submissive, and always dependent on God and His glorious grace!

    I just finished 1 Kings 11 this morning and God had come to Solomon 2 times before and comes to him a 3rd time to inform him the kingdom will be torn from his family’s hands … WOW!

    When God tells you something like that, to think there is nothing you can say or do about it, no matter how wise, gifted, and blessed you are. Although I want to believe repentance is always available, but how do you do that when you have 700 idolatrous wives and 300 girlfriends to somehow please?

    This has been a morning of truly WAKING UP to my GREAT need to wholeheartedly know, love, and pursue humbly and faithfully the GIVER of all blessings and not just HIS blessings.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Scott

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