Now we come to the punch line of Ecclesiastes. We’ve been hinting at it all week, but now we get to blurt it out. Everything is meaningless unless it is done for the sole purpose of honoring God. Even good things are meaningless if they are done with selfish ambition. There is only one litmus test to determine whether your life is meaning-full or meaning-less: FOCUS. If your vessel is pointed to God and being filled with His presence, for His glory, according to His purpose, in His timing, then you will be filled with meaning and will overflow with purposeful activity, no matter what that activity may be. If your vessel is pointed at ANYTHING “good” or “evil” other than God Himself, then you will be chasing after the wind and will be a hollow, dry, empty vessel full of nothing but hot air and broken dreams.
As the old hymn says,
Only one life, twill soon be past
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Read Matthew 6:33 and see if there are any correlations to this passage in Ecclesiastes.
How is your focus this week?