Do you know; What popular kids game used to be an Olympic event? I'll give you a hint: This event lasted 5 minutes, and involved dragging. What is your guess?
Here is a real brain tester. How far can a cockroach travel in one hour? 1 mile; 8 miles; 500 feet; 3 miles. Make your guess. More tomorrow. This will surprise you.
Eccl. 2:14-16 "... Yet I saw that the wise and the foolish sharethe same fate. Both will die. So I said to myself, "Since I will end the same as the fool, what's the value of all my wisdom? This is all so meaningless!" For the wise will not be remembered any longer than the fool. In the days to come, both will be forgotten."
Solomon came to the realization that wisdom alone cannot satisfy. In other words, human intelligence is lacking in our lives, it does bring some gainful accomplishments, but in all, its gain come to an end.
We will recognize in the later verses that some coming conclusions can steer us away from mistaken aspirations.
1) earthly wisdom won't cause the memory of you to be lengthened in the matter of time
2) foolish living won't benefit you or others (particularly your children) it will only minimize your
ultimate beneficial influence on mankind
3) keep looking for the right life purpose for it will bring long lasting satisfaction
Tomorrow we will see the ultimate outcome of our human efforts.
The writer of this book forces us to recognize just what our life should be focused on & what will be fall short of any life long benefit.
So Go With God is the only ultimate outcome that brings a rich fulfillment. Everything else will fall short in our life. Don't get off track in your life, this result will only bring disappointment.
Just think of the words of this hymn; "I need no other argument, I need no other Plea; It is enough that Jesus died and that He died for me." These words describe the experience we know when we place our faith in Jesus' finished work for us. Jude in his writings urges us to contend for "the faith" and Paul tells Timothy that he needs to "guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you."
We can begin to place our confidence in this human tendency to value the things of our world, but we must remember to put our trust in the work of Christ, for these are the only matters that last.