Life Lessons Worth Learning from Kings
I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;
I refused my heart no pleasure.
My heart took delight in all my labor,
and this was the reward for all my toil.
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done,
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun (Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 NIV; King Solomon).
After taking a deep breath, Alexander said: “I want everyone to understand the three lessons I have learned. To let my physician carry my coffin alone is to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people’s illness. Especially when they face death, the physicians are powerless. I hope people will learn to treasure their lives. My second wish is to tell people not to be like me in pursuing wealth. I spent my whole life pursuing wealth, but I was wasting my time most of the time. My third wish to let people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave this world also in empty hands.” he closed his eyes after finished talking and stopped breathing (King Alexander the Great).
“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul” (Matthew 16:26 NLT; King of Kings Jesus Christ)?