King Solomon was granted years of excess. Ecclesiastes recounts his stupidity of thinking only for himself. In God’s providential mercy, Solomon learned eating, drinking and merriment only makes sense if you first “fear God and keeps the commandments.”
We don’t know when our drama will end. All of heaven is cheering us on but only God knows our last day. Mercifully, God allows us countless rewrites until we complete our final chapter (hour) TBA.
Will God allow us a chapter 12 like Solomon or will we encounter God unexpectedly like the foolish rich man?