"If Solomon Were Alive Today.."
BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 10-11, 2 Chronicles 9
It is estimated that if Solomon was alive today and had all of the wealth that he had while King of Israel, he would be worth over 2.1 trillion dollars. If that were the case, (and my math is correct) that would mean that Solomon could spend $95,890,000 a day, every day for the next 60 years. When we put things into perspective, that is so much money it makes my head hurt. Was it not the great Philosopher, The Notorious B.I.G. who once said “Mo Money, Mo Problems”? It seems that he could not have been more right in that statement. Solomon had so much wealth and popularity that his spiritual problems seem to escalate. He placed more emphasis on things (Eccl. 2:4-10), than he did on his relationship with God. It is so easy for us to fall into the same trap that Solomon did. When we focus on making ourselves happy, we will never be able to find it in the physical things. It is only when we focus on God and our relationship with Him that we are able to find true satisfaction. We may not have 95 million dollars to spend today but we do have something more valuable than money…time. If we can get 8 hours of sleep, that leaves us 16 hours a day of living. If we break that down into minutes we have 960 minutes a day to live. It only takes a fraction of that to build a healthy relationship with God. Let’s see if we can make a little extra effort to focus more on Him than we do ourselves!