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All is Vanity Including Politics

In so many ways, all people on earth are biding their time. Though most are not aware of it, we wait for the next life and those who have trusted Christ as Savior will learn what life was truly meant to be before the Fall occurred. We will – at that point – have our sin natures permanently removed from us so that there will never even the potential of even considering the “merits” of temptation so that we again fall. It won’t happen.

Continue Reading January 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 10

He states that he worked so hard to do so many things, but in the end, everything he worked so hard to gain and achieve will be left in the hands of someone who comes after him and did not even work for it. That person will receive all that Solomon did as an inheritance. To top it off, the person who inherits what Solomon had, might end up being a complete fool – literally, a moron. Solomon seems to despair of it and rightly so. In fact, he says this in verse 20 that he did despair because he was seeing things so clearly.

Continue Reading January 28, 2016 at 5:12 PM 1 comment

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 9

Of course, we need to realize that Solomon is not referring to godly wisdom, but simply wisdom that can come from native intelligence, or secular wisdom. Having worldly or secular wisdom is no guarantee of success and avoidance of foolishness. In fact, even having true godly wisdom is no guarantee of success. Consider King David, Solomon’s father. He loved the Lord and parts of the Old Testament are filled with examples of how mightily God worked in and through David. Yet, in spite of the heights to which David arrived due to his commitment to the Lord and the Lord helping him achieve things that he would not have been able to achieve without God, David sinned terribly by having an adulterous affair with Bathsheba, then having her husband Uriah, murdered. Even godly wisdom must be used and obeyed. It’s not enough to simply know the correct path.

Continue Reading January 28, 2016 at 11:45 AM 1 comment

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 8

The purchases and his collections initially gave Solomon joy. However, in the end, it was all vanity, chasing the wind! In short, there was nothing of eternal value in all the things he had amassed for himself. He’s not talking about building the Temple here or doing other things for God. He is talking about the things he pursued for himself, in order to make his own life easier.

Continue Reading January 27, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 7

I’m fairly certain we don’t have to think too hard to understand just exactly how easily and quickly things can take a downhill turn. What starts out as fun often turns out to be tragic. Solomon is correct when he says that these things – behaving foolishly and indulging in wine – are absolutely futile. They are time-wasters because they normally add nothing to our lives.

Continue Reading January 27, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 6

By the way, there is nothing wrong with having a nice home and making a decent living. But the reality is that a person can only have and spend so much money in one lifetime and one lifetime is all we get. Actor Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang), reportedly earns $1 million dollars per episode and is worth approximately $40 million today because of it. That amount of course grows with each new episode of The Big Bang he films. Let’s recall that he earns this money for being an actor.

Continue Reading January 27, 2016 at 9:06 AM 1 comment

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 4

Are you one of those people who is actually satisfied with life, with what God has given you, or do you constantly yearn for more? If you’re struggling financially, I can certainly understand why you would want a better job to provide for yourself or your family. Do you think God is aware of your need? I’m sure He is and maybe He’s waiting for you to simply accept what you have and let Him guide you to that next phase as He sees fit. Maybe there are things you can get rid of in your life now, which will free up some of your money so that things are not as tight.

Continue Reading January 26, 2016 at 3:08 PM 2 comments


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