What’s the answer to this great tragedy? 2.24.12

by Aaron K.

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What’s the answer to this great tragedy? 2.24.12

There is another serious tragedy I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity. God gives some people great wealth and honor and everything they could ever want, but then he doesn’t give them the chance to enjoy these things. They die, and someone else, even a stranger, ends up enjoying their wealth! This is meaningless—a sickening tragedy.

A man might have a hundred children and live to be very old. But if he finds no satisfaction in life and doesn’t even get a decent burial, it would have been better for him to be born dead. He might live a thousand years twice over but still not find contentment. And since he must die like everyone else—well, what’s the use?

All people spend their lives scratching for food, but they never seem to have enough. So are wise people really better off than fools? Do poor people gain anything by being wise and knowing how to act in front of others?

Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. (Ecclesiastes 6:1-3, 6-9 NLT)

The great tragedy of humanity; blessing of circumstance without blessing of heart. To one man God gives wealth and honor, but from him because of the insatiable nature of money and pride withholds joy in life. To another He blesses with a great family, many kids yet withholds satisfaction, keeping the man eternally distracted with the demands of life. To another He blesses with a long life, yet withholds contentment, keeping the man wandering in search of purpose and meaning. How true, in the end…what does it really matter to gain the world and loose our soul; gain circumstance and loose the heart. All humans spends their lives scratching for more…it’s our sinful nature to desire more yet never seem to have enough. So what is the answer for God’s kids to this great tragedy? Redeem our mind to rejoice in today; savoring what is in the present rather than longing for what could be. Action. My sons, don’t be the human tragedy, one who frets over outside experiences-great blessing of circumstance, but who never focuses on cultivating the heart to truly enjoy the God given gifts in daily life. Work hard to focus your attitude on being grateful and thankful always, enjoying each day…for in this you will be truly blessed.

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