Devotions By Jan

Black Friday Deals

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blackfridayScripture for Today: Ecclesiastes 1:8 “All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing nor the ear its fill of hearing.”

Does anyone else see the irony of spending one day in thankfulness for what we have while the next day madly dashing out for what we do not have?  The lure of Black Friday and the possible deals available is a strong one.  There are plenty of testimonials to incredible savings to be had if one chooses to brave the crowds, the traffic and the odd hours.  And of course, the deal is the thing, not whether it is needed or not.  The thrill of having something on sale is hard to resist.

Our verse for today came from King Solomon.  He was able to lay his hands on and enjoy just about anything he could wish.  His wealth was staggering.  Whatever collection intrigued him, he could add to it to his heart’s content.  He was so rich he denied himself nothing his eyes desired (Ecclesiastes 2:10).  And yet, he concluded that it was all wearisome beyond description.  The eye never sees enough.  The ear never hears enough.

The point of saturation never really comes. Whether it is experiences or objects, there is always longing for more and more.  It is never enough.  Solomon concluded that more was meaningless, chasing after the wind.  The world is just not enough.  That is because we were created for something more.  That something more is Someone.  It is in my relationship with the Jesus Christ that I find meaning and satisfaction.  Regardless of how many beautiful things surround me or how many adventures I have lived, it is the Lord who makes my life worthwhile!

Thank you Lord, that You are infinitely more than enough!

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