God’s sovereignty leads Solomon to live a life of obedience and joy under God.
We are presented in this passage with a lesson in how those in Christ should live in a fallen world – how those in the second Adam should live under the curse of the first Adam.
Beginnings are usually the best places to start. The Bible is no exception.
The elderly king is looking for fruit amid fruitlessness.
The Apostle James reminds us that, in the final two commandments of the Decalogue, we are still reflecting on how to love our neighbor (James 2:8).
Loving your neighbor is mostly about minding your own business.
One of the greatest comforts is that God’s grace is not fruitless – it isn’t vain.
Living a holy life before God is not complicated. What’s complicated is saying no to the dozens and dozens of evils that we are presented with daily.
Recommit yourself to God, sinner, and be done with worshiping created things.
I have high-hopes that our time in this part of the Bible will prove fruitful and edifying.