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Whatsoever Mine Eyes Desired

January 30, 2021

Whatsoever Mine Eyes Desired

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 (KJV) And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

As Solomon ages and takes a look back on his life, he becomes candid in his approach in giving his son wisdom, realizing the fleshly desire of his eyes often led his walk in this world.

Please take note of the many “I’s” found in this scripture.  Also, consider the use and meaning of the word labor.

In the end, Solomon admits that, often, nothing he did or desired had any lasting value.  Solomon used the word vanity repeatedly in describing the uselessness of his choices to follow his eyes rather than the wisdom of God in matters of life. Solomon parlayed the truth that he was willing to labor long hours in this world for his desires but realized in the end; he walked away with nothing substantial to show for his time and effort. 

The truth is his eyes led him down a path leading to nowhere on this earth. However, thank God that Solomon became wise to his wasted ways. In the end, Solomon admitted to himself, his son, and most importantly, to God, that there is no profit for the wasted time he spent laboring on matters and in the accumulation of stuff from this world. 

The only thing that matters is God and in following His direction and will as a person sojourns on this corrupt earth.  Solomon desired to pass on this vital truth to his son as he came of age, and Solomon grew older and wiser.  We, too, can profit from understanding the worthless avenues that he chased and not make the same mistakes as we sojourn on earth.

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