Chasing after the wind


For most people happiness is about money and status. Even though life teaches us otherwise, most of us never stop chasing them. There’s nothing new about this. One of the most poignant expressions of it was penned three thousand years ago by Solomon, the wealthiest and most powerful ruler in Israel’s history. He was blessed with fabulous wealth, enormous power and great intelligence, and set himself the goal of using these things to discover the secret of happiness. But at the end of it all he wrote: ‘Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, like chasing after the wind.’ The wisest people have always known that joy comes from within, not without. The Bible describes it as a fruit of the Holy Spirit; It comes from having God in our lives.


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