And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised, (Ecclesiastes 1:13, NKJV)
In our lives we all have special things we like to do to keep us busy or entertained. Some like to travel, read a book, play sports, spend time outdoors, etc. One of my favorite television shows is Jeopardy which I try to watch as many evenings as I can.
The word Jeopardy means risk, or danger, or peril. In this context the contestant may lose money from wrong answers and gain dollars for correct responses. Others must like it too, for it has been on television for nearly fifty years. Questions cover a wide range of topics including science, history, religion, art, music, languages, and geography. The program truly deals with everything that is done under heaven (Ecclesiastes 1:13) or everything under the sun(Ecclesiastes 1:3).
The Preacher concludes from a human perspective, “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:3). But as Solomon ends this Bible book he exhorts us to “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all” (Ecclesiastes 12:13b).
As I age I decline in brain capacity; therefore, I use this program to stimulate my brain to retain information about many subjects under the sun and gain information man has put together.
In Jeopardy I expand my brain,
In hopes that knowledge I will gain.
But the greatest knowledge is from God.
I pray that there my steps may trod.
All knowledge in Jeopardy originates from the works of man.
What is the message of the book of Ecclesiastes? (See verses 1:1 and 12:13b)
What is the most important knowledge? (See John 17:3)
What activities do you use to stimulate your brain?
What is your attitude toward the television program Jeopardy?