Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.
— Ecclesiastes 11:9
Are you happy? Do your present job, relationships, money, and health bring you all the happiness in the world? Whether you are young or old, we all dream of the perfect life, job, car, house, family, and health. But is that real happiness or just chasing after the wind?
If anyone had reason to be happy, it was King Solomon. God blessed him and gave him the spirit of wisdom plus all the riches the world had to offer. Solomon lived in mansions and ate the greatest foods. He was the richest man in the world and married hundreds of women.
At the end of his life, Solomon was a bit jaded. He said more than nine times in the book of Ecclesiastes that everything was “meaningless, a chasing after the wind& ...
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