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How can I leave this earth satisfied?


Remember your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”— Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
    and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
    and the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:6-7
Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
    including every hidden thing,
    whether it is good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
            King Solomon in Ecclesiastes sought the answer to that question.
            He found all of life meaningless except for one thing—remembering God.  Solomon said there would be a day when we’d look back and say, “well that was a waste of time.”  He felt if we remembered God, all would be satisfying.
            We are to reflect on Him as our ties to this earth snap and we slowly leave everything behind.
            He felt we needed to keep God's commands, fear Him and remember that we will all face judgment, standing before Him and giving an account of our actions.
            Then and only then will we find meaning and purpose.  If we try to find satisfaction in anything else, it will only fall short.