For Reading: Ecclesiastes 2:1-18

MEMORY VERSE: “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done. And on the labor in which I had toiled; and indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind.” (Eccl. 2:11). NKJV

When I was in Tamale Polytechnic, (Ghana) there was this tutor from Bagabaga Teachers’ Training College also in Tamale, who used to crack jokes with students. One of the things he used to say was, “If you know, you know, if you don’t know, you don’t know, you only go round beating about the bush and making people agog.”


As if the tutor was only cracking jokes, it is when I read the passages of Solomon’s in-depth definition of life that I got to infer the essence of the tutor’s content.
It is a fact that no one can give the right meaning to what he does not know or what he has not experienced of. On our television, radio stations, the print media, etc., most of the preaching that greet us in the morning are from those who seem to be experts in wealth creation and prosperity. They try to let everybody believe that prosperity is everything that the Christians needs.

Sometimes, their discourses are intellectually and logically articulated in such a manner that every Christian who has not achieved what he needs seems to think adversely against God.
Whether what they say is the best or not, the real person who was wielding the cheers of prosperity has exposed all the intricacies of it. This actually does not mean it is evil to prosper but any ungodly manner of it must be denounced.

To avoid being scared of Solomon’s assertion, just seek the godly way of prosperity which places one on a high class in this world and also secure his soul a place in heaven. - VAD

Do I learn some lessons about the meaninglessness of earthly property during disasters like earthquakes, fire outbreaks, floods, etc?
Why should I then pursue wealth at the expense of my salvation?

Gracious Father, give me the type of prosperity that would not cost my soul and end me in eternal damnation.   

Life under the sun must always be guided by godly principles.