Meaningless

APRIL 28TH, 2020      |      As Solomon looked back on everything he had done in his lifetime, he saw that most of it seemed meaningless. Nothing apart from God made him happy. He had a lot of incredible earthly accomplishments, but without God, it was all meaningless.

If we try to find meaning in our accomplishments rather than in God, we will never be satisfied, and everything we pursue will become wearisome. Psalm 39:5-6 (NIV) tells us that we are a mere breath, and “in vain [we] rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.” David tells us we are like a breath—our days are like a fleeting shadow.

Instead of dwelling on our earthly possessions and accomplishments, let’s think about our future with God. According to Romans 8:20-21, we should look forward to the new heaven and new earth that God has promised and to God’s new order that will free the world of sin, sickness, and evil. Don’t lead a meaningless life, include God in every part of your life. Let God fill you with meaning and purpose!

Meaningless

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”

–Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”

–Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV

As Solomon looked back on everything he had done in his lifetime, he saw that most of it seemed meaningless. Nothing apart from God made him happy. He had a lot of incredible earthly accomplishments, but without God, it was all meaningless.

If we try to find meaning in our accomplishments rather than in God, we will never be satisfied, and everything we pursue will become wearisome. Psalm 39:5-6 (NIV) tells us that we are a mere breath, and “in vain [we] rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.” David tells us we are like a breath—our days are like a fleeting shadow.

Instead of dwelling on our earthly possessions and accomplishments, let’s think about our future with God. According to Romans 8:20-21, we should look forward to the new heaven and new earth that God has promised and to God’s new order that will free the world of sin, sickness, and evil. Don’t lead a meaningless life, include God in every part of your life. Let God fill you with meaning and purpose!

Father, help me to not get so wrapped up in what I’m trying to accomplish that I miss sight of what You want to do in and through me.

God is for me. He loves me. I will remember, Jesus died for me.

Denise Varga
Latest posts by Denise Varga (see all)

Daily Devotions
In Your Inbox

Give us Your E-mail. Get the day's devotion every morning.