“That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13
Solomon, the ancient king of Israel, was a man who had it all. He had extraordinary success, wealth, and incredible intellect. He had more women and sex than any Hollywood star or professional athlete could imagine, and yet it all became meaningless.
Solomon STILL felt empty inside. Why? Because he had turned his back on God to pursue his own selfish desires. He was a classic example of a good man who started strong, but turned the wrong way and wound up empty.
The good news in Solomon’s story is that late in his life, he came to his senses and turned back to God. After searching for meaning everywhere else, Solomon found the key to life is “to fear God and keep His commandments.” Fear means reverence. So, to revere God means to worship Him and demonstrate that worship by obeying His word.
Do you feel empty and weary? Trust God and obey Him. It’s a sure way to find true fulfillment and meaning in life.