The world has spent its life trying to make sense of things. It has tried to use everything in its little box to explain the things of God. As each year passes, men attempt to explain the supernatural hand of God by using simple natural explanations–it always ends up foolish.
Solomon was clear–when we base wisdom on men’s ideas and thoughts, it never comes out well. Men should walk in reverence to God–the master and creator of all; but, instead–they work to minimize his creation and his influence on daily lives. All that is necessary is simply to look up and see–the vastness of our universe, the creative nature of our planet, the variance in life, and the unique nature of men. From that ultra-phenomenal view, we should kneel in awe and reverence to a God that did such an amazing thing, and still cares individually for us.
Solomon’s wisdom led him to see that there are none righteous–all have sinned and will sin. God, who created men and gave them the ability to choose, knew men would naturally pull away from him. Still, he loved us and on this very occasion of Christmas–came to earth and filled the gap men’s evil hearts have made. It always comes back to the most simple thing–fear God, live well and love others.
God Bless You
In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:
the righteous perishing in their righteousness,
and the wicked living long in their wickedness.
16 Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise—
why destroy yourself? 17 Do not be overwicked,
and do not be a fool—why die before your time?
18 It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other.
Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.
19 Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful
than ten rulers in a city.
20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,
no one who does what is right and never sins.
21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,
or you may hear your servant cursing you—
22 for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others.