April 26, 2011
V 8 …the delights of men
In this passage, the author recounts all that he had accomplished and amassed during his time on earth. As he looks back on his life he realizes that no matter how much “stuff” he has, it has amounted to nothing. All that was gained is the momentary pleasure of what he had. Oddly enough, when I came to the phrase “…delights of men” what came to my mind wasn’t material things or any carnal delight of the flesh. What came to my mind was making choices to do the easy thing rather than the harder but more productive choice. For example, choosing to ignore the fact when our children need discipline and just letting them get by with bad behavior because it would require something of us. I think that in every decision we are confronted with a choice to grow in our dependence on God or to give in to our flesh. It is a battle, and we shouldn’t think that it is anything less.