SAFE INVESTMENTS – Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Ecclesiastes 2:18-19 KJVsafe investments
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

[19] And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.

Solomon’s words in this chapter remind me of a very rich man I knew when I was very little. Years after his death, all his properties were plundered over by different people.

His mansion in our neighbourhood started growing shrubs in the balcony and always reminded me of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ as a boy. When I asked my mum, she told me no ‘correct’ person succeeded him. Different people gave different reasons though.

In Solomon’s wisdom he thought about who’d succeed him; if that person wasn’t wise enough, then all he Solomon had toiled for would be ruined. We know of many such stories. He concluded that this was indeed vanity.

Solomon considered even more analogies. How the foolish and wise both die, none is spared.
Life has a lot to offer but essentially none is everlasting. Only a life lived for God will be beneficial after all is said and done. Let’s substitute the craze for wealth, for what is everlasting.

Have a blessed day.
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