“The toil of a fool wearies him,so that he does not know the way to the city.” (Ecclesiastes 10:15).
The Road to Nowhere was an oft told story back in the day. Simply put, it is the story of a group of unemployed men. They were ready and willing to work, but hard times had come upon the country and they had become despondent and dispirited. The tale goes that the government put the men to work to build a brand-new road. With renewed vitality they all laboured with all their strength, until…!Until they found out that this was in fact a ‘road to nowhere.’ It was work provided for the sake of work. Apparently, the road was never completed.Meaningful work, though sometimes arduous, is part of God’s plan for our lives. The fool plays at it. Which makes him a liability. Work teams cannot afford to carry anyone who lacks drive and focus.Our proverb is addressing that man who is tired even at the thought of work. He, like that road above, is going nowhere. Spiritually speaking this is the man who will never find the Narrow Road that leads to life—The City of God.The spiritually focused man is accountable and ready to fulfil his obligations. He makes it his ambition to lead a quiet life and to attend to his own business and to work with his hands (1Thess.4:11). All he does in word and deed; he does in the name of the Lord (Col.3:7).This is the wise man who knows what a Road to Nowhere looks like—he’s headed for the City of God!John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.