Given Solomon’s wealth and status, he had access to whatever he wanted. Wine, women, and song, as the country-western song proclaims. And he tried it all in an experiment to see if the world contained anything that would satisfy his soul. And guess what? It all failed him. He might as well, as he put it, try to pursue the wind. (When I was a kid, I did my best to catch the wind and make it behave, but it never worked.) Solomon, in all his wisdom, came to an accurate conclusion: there’s no sense in pursuing meaning unless one has met and accepted the Author of meaning. Jesus stated this truth, too, in Matthew 6:33—“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” HIS kingdom first. Our joy will be complete, and everything else will take its proper position in our lives. No more futility, but fulfillment that lasts into eternity.