Nov 12, 2018

Ecclesiastes 1:18

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18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

 

Why does sorrow increase with the increase of knowledge or what does that mean?

Nov 18, 2018

The sorrow spoken of here, has to do with the wisdom or the knowledge of the world, sought after by individuals who think the more they learn of what the world has to offer, the better they will be. At times this is the case, but the duration of their obtained happiness is soon turned into sorrow.

 

The soul that is without God can never be satisfied, for there is an unknown emptiness within, which is the absence of the presence of God. Unknowingly, at times, the individual will attempt to fill the void, but to no avail, inducing regrets which leads to sorrow.

 

Whereas, the soul that once dwells in the presence of the Lord, but wanders away for the desire of the world, he or she will never find rest in all the world has to offer. Such was Solomon the writer of Ecclesiastes 1:18. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.

 

As a young man he sought the wisdom of God, and he received by the graciousness of the Lord and His love for Solomon. However, as an adult and a king, Solomon wanders away from his true source of wisdom which is God. He turned to the world for understanding, despite being wiser than the world. Nevertheless, he turns from God, to the world. In the end, the more he knew of the world without God, the more he grieved, the more he understood, the more his sorrow thereof increases.

 

The more we learn of ourselves without Christ, the less satisfied we will be with who we are.

 

It is easy to sin against the Lord, but it is hard to stop loving Him. It was through love we were saved. For those who wander and backslide, through love they shall be restored.

 

Like Solomon, in his last words he concluded by saying; let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole of man.

That is to say, if a man keeps the commandments of God, or abide in the directive path of the Lord, he is a whole man, without which, he or she is incomplete, with a void of sorrows and griefs.

 

True happiness is not predicated on how much we know, but how we use what we have come to know.

Nov 18, 2018

Amen,

 

"It was through love we were saved. For those who wander and backslide, through love they shall be restored.

 

Like Solomon, in his last words he concluded by saying; let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole of man.

That is to say, if a man keeps the commandments of God, or abide in the directive path of the Lord, he is a whole man, without which, he or she is incomplete, with a void of sorrows and griefs."

 

And sadly this happens, i hope i recognize when i do, those words are deep.

 

"He turned to the world for understanding, despite being wiser than the world."

 

 

 

" It is easy to sin against the Lord, but it is hard to stop loving Him. It was through love we were saved. For those who wander and backslide, through love they shall be restored. " Amen.. that light keeps burning in the soul