Solving the Puzzle

Solving the Puzzle

It’s a six-sided, enigmatic conundrum of a puzzle.

The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 and has been frustrating millions of people throughout the following 46 years.

When Erno Rubik created the Rubik’s Cube, he had no idea how to solve it. The creator didn’t understand how to solve the problem that his creation posed. It took Rubik over a month of continually trying before he found the solution.

Mathematicians have done the calculations and have concluded that there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (over 43 quintillion) possible combinations of the arrangements of the squares. There is, however, one correct combination.

“Speed Cubing” competitions are held throughout the world, with the world record of solving the cube being 3.47 seconds, set in 2018.

If you’ve ever attempted to solve the complex puzzle, you know that it requires a series of twists, turns, and rotations, resulting in clicks.

Long ago, King Solomon set out to find the solution to the world’s most perplexing puzzle: the reason for man’s existence.

In Ecclesiastes 1:13, Solomon states that he set his 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.”

We read in Ecclesiastes 1:14 that after seeing “all the works that are done under the sun,” Solomon came to the conclusion that all is “vanity and grasping for the wind.”

He set out to experience wisdom, madness, and folly and concluded that it was also grasping for wind (Ecclesiastes 1:17). Turn, twist, rotate, click.

The King then decided to experience all sorts of pleasure, but found no solution to the puzzle. Turn, twist, rotate, click.

After attempting to gratify his flesh with wine (Ecclesiastes 1:2), he found no solution to the conundrum. Turn, twist, rotate, click.

After achieving many great works, accumulating vast possessions, enjoying great prestige, and acquiring all that he desired, he still found no solution to the meaning of mankind being on the earth (Ecclesiastes 1:4-11). Turn, twist, rotate, click.

Finally, after all of his searching, Solomon found the reason for man’s existence. The solution to the puzzle can be found in Ecclesiastes 12:13. “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.” Turn, twist, rotate, click, puzzle solved.

Believe who and how God is, and do what He says. Once a person decides to do that, the rest of his life will be put in the order that God meant for it to be.


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