We live in a time of ever-changing and developing technology. I often wonder what my grandparents would think of today’s world. However, Solomon wrote – nothing is original. We may be able to get information more quickly, but the basics of life are true generation after generation.
King Solomon told the following brief story in chapter 9 of Ecclesiastes:
There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. But afterward no one thought to thank him. v 14-15 (NLT)
Nothing new under the sun.
The story above is a familiar one. We want our rescuers to be strong, wealthy, and good-looking. We want celebrities who will make our lives comfortable and safe.