Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We're Still Reading

The Diva Journals is reading and studying The Book of Ecclesiastes, written by son of David, king in Jerusalem, speaking as if he’s none other than King Solomon.  This could be his autobiography.  Reflecting on his own life, and using many aphorisms (where he took his original thoughts, spoke about and wrote them in a very concise and memorable manner), King Solomon tries to share with us his wisdom and the meaning of life.  He talks about enjoying the fruits of our labor, and why we should just enjoy the simple pleasures of our daily lives, which are gifts from God.  He also talks about putting all of one's efforts towards that which is above the Sun as opposed to that which is under the sun, and he calls the efforts of the later futile (pointless, ineffective, basically wasteful).
  So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless. -New International Version
Have you read it?  Let’s chat. Let’s journal.

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