“That’s the whole story.  Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.”  After running down all the things that he thought would make life meaningful, Solomon’s conclusion is to fear God.  Solomon says everything else is as meaningless as chasing air.  And what is funny is this is the same thing that Paul is encouraging the Corinthian church to do.  He tells them, stop wasting time chasing after air by worrying about your gifts and following false teaching.  Finish the good work you started by giving freely to those churches who are in need. 

GUYS!  We just read two men in the bible tell us to not get distracted by chasing after air and focus on obeying God.  I don’t know about you, but I have been lost in the weeds for a few weeks.  I am tearful as I sit here and write to you that I have been chasing air and forgotten what God commanded me to do.  But I am so thankful that God does not let us flounder around for long before he says, “Alright sister, lets walk out of that desert and get back to work.”  I am so thankful.  In the OT God used Solomon.  The Corinthians had Paul.  I have my counselor and my best friend Kelly to remind me of what God started in me, and that I need to finish it.  I pray if you find the yourself in the weeds that you will stop chasing air and fall at Jesus’ feet and say, “You have given me so much, I want to obey your commands.”  Praying for you friend. 

Ecclesiastes 10: 1—12: 14

2 Corinthians 8: 1-15

Psalm 49: 1-20

Proverbs 22: 20-21

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