Does life make no sense to you? Are you having a difficult time answering your own questions? Questions like why am I here; where am I going; what does my life mean? Did you know that there is a book in the Bible that struggles with those same questions? It is the book of Ecclesiastes and the author struggles because, as he says repeatedly, he is looking at it “under the sun”. We have to get above the sun, to God, or life is meaningless as today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ecclesiastes 1:2Ecclesiastes 1:2 ESV
Vanity[a] of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
“Man…walks down a lonely road between two hospitals ― he’s born in one and dies in another. Somewhere down the road he pauses and asks his questions: Who am I? From where have I come? What am I doing here? Where am I going? And then man listens for the answers, but all he can hear is the echo of his own questions.
“Science tells him he is a blob of protoplasm. Psychology likens him to a rat running through a maze. Philosophy tries to give him reasons for running through the maze. Historians tell him about his past, and statisticians tell him about his future. But after they have finished their little speeches, the meaninglessness of their words is matched only by the meaninglessness of his own death….
“Schopenhauer’s response to a curious policeman’s question, ‘Who are you?’ mirrors the dilemma of man without a true knowledge of God. He said, ‘I wish to God I knew.”
[Stephen Brown, It God is in Charge…, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983), p. 10-11]