I also tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards. I made gardens and parks, filling them with all kinds of fruit trees. I built reservoirs to collect the water to irrigate my many flourishing groves. I bought slaves, both men and women, and others were born into my household. I also owned large herds and flocks, more than any of the kings who had lived in Jerusalem before me. I collected great sums of silver and gold, the treasure of many kings and provinces. I hired wonderful singers, both men and women, and had many beautiful concubines. I had everything a man could desire!
So I became greater than all who had lived in Jerusalem before me, and my wisdom never failed me. Ecclesiastes2.4-9 (NLT)
I, I, I, I, I.
I acquired. I conquered. I amassed
all the delights of the heart of man.
I had it all, even wisdom.
And still he writes that all is vanity, all is
Yep. Been there. Done that. Felt the same.
God, deliver me from what I want.
Please give me what I need.