A Word of Encouragement · fmf

Discover the Meaning in Life

What Have You Discovered?
It’s Five Minute Friday! I’m joining the gang to write on a specific prompt. Today’s Prompt: Discover!

Discover With the Wisest Man on Earth

Even though he was the wisest man of all time, King Solomon discovered much in his life. It’s kind of comforting to know that the wisest man of all time discovered that life is pretty much meaningless. If it was meaningless for him, no wonder we feel that way!

I’ve been studying along on the FIRST5 app from Proverbs 31 Ministries. We just finished studying the book of Ecclesiastes, written by Solomon. Solomon searched for meaning and documented his findings in this book of the Bible. He realized a lot of things about life.

Here are a few discoveries that jumped out at me.

Link to the new website for More

19 thoughts on “Discover the Meaning in Life

  1. These are some great reminder. I think my personal favorite is: “Never make light of the king, even in your thoughts. And don’t make fun of the powerful, even in your bedroom. For a little bird might deliver your message and tell them what you said. Eccl 10:20 (Was he talking about twitter?)”

  2. I’m always amazed that you will see many preacher’s speaking on the same topic at the same time. I wonder what triggers that? maybe the Holy Spirit?

  3. Great thought-provoking word. Interesting also, that is our Pastor’s topic on his teaching this month. Legacy

  4. Thank you for such wonderful reminders! I need to pray more “May I discover the goodness and faithfulness of God daily.” Thank you also for your comments on my blog and taking the time to read. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  5. We often think of Ecclesiastes as just talking of the meaningless of life but he has all these wonderful nuggets of Truth in there too.
    I read that verse not too long ago. We had just been taking about how just a tweet can get you in such trouble. I thought the verse was appropriate for our day.

  6. There is much to learn from the life of Solomon, including the importance of asking God for wisdom and remaining loyal to Him. Thanks for sharing from his wisdom. Also, I enjoyed the Twitter comment. Blessings.

  7. I’m not one to sit around claiming that life is unfair. God gives us opportunities (and sometimes, those oppportunities involve pain and suffering) for growth–we need to make sure we grow!

  8. GG lots of wonderful thoughts here. It would make a great graduations speech. Thanks for sharing. I love the First 5 App.

  9. Hi, Mandy! Visiting from the FMF Facebook page.

    “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.”

    A-to-the-men, sister. Envying others and coveting things has never made me happy. Not once. Of course I still fall into the trap because of my humanness, but thankfully the instances of this gross greed are becoming fewer and farther between as I get older. I am learning that the Lord Himself is the great treasure.

    Also, your remark about Twitter? Totally laughed out loud. 🙂

  10. Thanks for dropping by.
    A funny thing i like to share. My father was a dairy farmer. I said i would never marry a farmer. Many said i should be a pastors wife. I said Never! I married Pastor Farmer!

  11. Ecclesiastes is a challenging book and seems discouraging; all is vanity. But you have found pearls of wisdom in the text. Happy to meet you thru FMF. My husband is the son of a farmer.

  12. I had an idea in my head but i couldn’t get it into black and white. Perhaps this will one day get fleshed out into a sermon of some kind. The Twitter comment came straight from God.

Comments are closed.