The writer of Ecclesiastes (possibly Solomon) built opulent houses and enjoyed all the “comforts of home.” Solomon spent 7 years building the Temple in Jerusalem and 13 years building his palace (all built using slave labor.) Note the lengthy description of his palace and the “high-end” materials and features. Yet in the end, his home and the luxurious lifestyle left him empty.
Questions for Reflection
- What logic do you think Solomon used to justify such a large and opulent house?
- What logic do people use today?
- How would your home and lifestyle change if you took the lesson, “this too is meaningless,” to heart?
There is no devotional for Sunday, March 13, 2016