People are never satisfied with their political leaders

Ecclesiastes Bible Background

09.18.2014 Old Testament: Ecc 4.13–16

To read the Bible in a year, read Ecclesiastes 4–6 on September 18, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

A king enters the world just as poor as anyone, but he soon rules over a kingdom. After a while, he thinks he knows everything and no one can correct him. Therefore, his citizens become unsatisfied with him, and when they get a new one, they support him, but in time, they do not like him either, and they soon look for a new one. Listen to Solomon speak of this common trait of nations,

Better a poor and wise youth
Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more.
For he comes out of prison to be king,
Although he was born poor in his kingdom.
I saw all the living who walk under the sun;
They were with the second youth who stands in his place.
There was no end of all the people over whom he was made king;
Yet those who come afterward will not rejoice in him.
Surely this also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
(Ecclesiastes 4.13–16) 

Look at your own nation and see whether these things are true. When you make the discovery, let it lead you to embrace God as the King of kings, and you shall find satisfaction in Him.

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