What is really important in life?

I live in a big house; I have enough money to buy whatever I want. Is this all there is in life? God gave King Solomon great wisdom and abilities. He used those God given gifts to accumulate vast riches for himself and the nation of Israel. But as he grew older, he came to understand that these things didn’t bring much meaning and joy to his heart. Read about some of his thoughts.

Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

Think about it; Solomon was a smart guy and had great knowledge, but even this had no lasting meaning.

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.


All the good things in life! No meaning. We examined what does not bring meaning, true meaning, that God wants for your life. Then what does? After careful thought and reflection read what Solomon stated.

Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.


Study the Bible to know God better, pray, teach a 3rd grade Sunday School class, help your neighbor, care for and love the people you work with. A relationship with God who loves you more than you will ever know will bring meaning, nothing else.