Knowledge of what is right & for wrong is NOT the same as doing what is right & wrong.
God wants all of us to have a change in life.
Solomon looked to the finest things in life to see what he could derive the greatest pleasure from.
When a person has something, he/she always wants more. Eventually gets to the point there is little excitement/enjoyment.
Solomon built palaces & beautiful architecture.
We need to be thankful for what God has blessed us with – however much/little.
Truths about pleasure
• If we are concerned on pleasure we may become selfish
• People who exploit others for pleasure usually end up being despaired
• Possessions, money, pleasure & fame will not give lasting pleasure.
When you pass away, do you want your eulogy to talk about the amount of pleasure you’ve had or your legacy and things you have done.
We are to get out of that & know what He wants us to do in our lives.
We are God’s channel to bring hope & joy to others.
Look at your life. We are going to account to God.
God says love me with your strength.
“Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”
Matthew 22:37 NIV
The Lord is not against us having a good life but what we need to do is for Him to be the centre of our lives.
No matter how successful in life a person may have, sorely lacking if the person does not have a loving relationship with the Lord.
God has placed within us the HS to help us. For us to be immersed in Him.
In situations we need help, know that God is there for us. Our present situation need not be our conclusion.
Set our minds on heavenly things.
Not on what we can get for now but what will have in the future.
God is our sustenance & he gives us our providence.
Be aware of what God is doing in our lives.
We have a common purpose & common Alice.
Let us move as the way the Lord wants us to.
To allow the winds of God to direct us in our lives.