The book of Ecclesiastes recounts King Solomon’s search for contentment and meaning in life—which led him to conclude that obeying God’s laws was the only way to live (Ecclesiastes 12:13 Ecclesiastes 12:13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
American King James Version×).
Solomon, during one part of his search, tried finding enjoyment in living life to the fullest and exercising his senses to the maximum. It didn’t work, and he learned the hard way that the consequences of some errors are irreversible.
God does not give us everything so that we may enjoy life; He gives us life so we may learn to enjoy everything the right way—the way that produces good for everyone. Not only that, but His offer of eternal life means that this joy, once found, will neither fade nor fail. The gift of eternal life requires the right steps in the here and now. Paul said to be content with what we have (Philippians 4:11 Philippians 4:11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.
American King James Version×). Learn to live so that you please God and help others enjoy life—that is the right path.