You can be successful yet still feel empty inside. Solomon's life proves that. He was the world's wealthiest man, as well as one of the most famous. Yet amazingly he begins the book of Ecclesiastes with these words: "All is vanity" or in essence he is saying everything is meaningless (see Ecclesiastes 1:2). Solomon discovered that a fulfilling life can only be built on two things: relationships and purpose. And the first and foremost relationship you must establish is with God. Once that happens you discover your life's purpose. And as you start walking in it your joy and fulfillment knows no bounds. Self-help gurus tell us, "Look inside yourself and you'll find the key!" But how can you uncover the plot for your life by simply examining your life? You'll have more luck following "the yellow brick road"! No, "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ." (Ephesians 1:11-12. Your life's purpose has already been determined by the greatest mind and the kindest heart in the universe: the mind and heart of God. You say, "But things aren't working out too well for me right now." We all have times like that. But the promise of God stands true according to verse 11, "He makes everything work out according to his plan". God knows "the text" of your life. Pray and He will reveal it to you.
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:" (1 Corinthians 1:30)
God is the one who chose us from the foundation of the world. He chose us as the foolish things of the world so that, in Christ, His wisdom would be declared. Christ has become our divine wisdom, which is our righteousness, holiness, and our redemption. Though we might be of little value in the world's eyes, we are of the vastest worth in God's eyes-for it was Christ Himself who gave His life to redeem us.
Week #40 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 22-24
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 11-15
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 117-118
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 28
Thursday: (Prophecy) Jonah
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 3-4
Saturday: (Letters) Hebrews 5-7