The strivings of mankind so often end in little or nothing worthwhile.  The life of King Solomon, the “Preacher” of the book of Ecclesiastes, serves as a comprehensive example of these futile pursuits.   He had, and took, every opportunity to pursue knowledge, wisdom, pleasure, and toil, and in the end declared all his efforts to be vanity.   What does that tell us about the purposes we adopt as our own?  Do we choose the purpose given to Adam when he was created, or do we, as Adam did when he listened to Satan, think we know better?  God has so much for those who embrace the purposes he has given us to seek His glory.