Pastor Tim Romero
Ecclesiastes 2:10–11 (ESV): "10 And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil. 11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun."
The world and all that it has to offer on it's best day can never satisfy the void in the heart of man. We have a God-shaped hole that only Jesus can fill. Let us seek nothing else but Him!
Solomon describes for us a moment in his life where he allowed his flesh to seek everything the world has to offer. He held nothing back. He worked hard to excel in power and prestige as well in every type of pleasure imaginable. Solomon was on top of the world and it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. He literally had everything and realized it was all vanity, valueless, and empty.
The world has nothing to offer you friend. To say that it over promises and under delivers is a gross understatement. Everyone who has tried it knows it to be true. Without Jesus, the wealthy, famous, and powerful are empty with no hope of being fulfilled. They, like all the deceived, move from thing to thing to thing, drinking from wells that cannot satisfy the thirsty soul. Don't think for a second you are the exception from the rule. The Lord is the only One who can satisfy your soul. Look to Him and keep your eyes on Him and never fall for the empty promises of the world. Amen?
Father, we thank You that You are faithful and good and will never allow anything in the world to satisfy us. You made it so only You can truly satisfy. May we learn this lesson quickly and never stray from the understanding that Jesus is our only hope we pray in Jesus' name, amen.