The World and the Vanities

What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 1:3

Today we see how people are struggling to get rich, although it is not bad to live comfortable. But when we have money as our first place and we leave the other things outside and we become haughty, then if we had a little love we will not have more love because it will go out and will be changed by the love of money and let us remember that the Word of God tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil.

Here King Solomon was reminding everyone that everything is vanity and that we could not focus only on having everything but that all this is temporary and that everything pass away because everything is vanity. It is important that we keep in mind that the heavens and the earth will pass away as it says in the Word of God, but that he who does the will of God abides forever.

Here the preacher said that it is not bad to have riches but we need to be careful when using these riches, and that everything pass away and everything that moves around us, each one of these things that we use should be used with much wisdom so that the vanities do not come into our lives and take the first place as it is happening today with everyone.

Many people say, “I have a lot of money and I have to enjoy it and walk around the world and I can do whatever I want,” but they forget that earthly things are temporary, and they ignore that one day they will have to give an account before God for all that the things they did on this earth.

Jesus, rich and powerful, creator of all things, became poor and came into this world and was born in a manger so that everyone, poor and rich could take this teaching. Jesus wants us to learn from each of these teachings.

But the preacher says everything is vanity, everything under the sun is vanity, everything passes away, so it is good that our lives are in Christ Jesus so that through Him we can be saved and we can abandon all vanity that there is in our hearts, and for this to happen, it is good that we can approach the Almighty God, because He is the one who takes away sin and heals our wounds and He is the one who leads us to eternal life forever.

And finally remember, all is vanity under the sun. Do not let vanity flood your heart, nor your mind, nor your soul, nor your spirit, nor your family, nor your companions, nor anything that you have around, because through vanity you can lose everything, even you life. God bless you.

9 thoughts on “The World and the Vanities

  • May 1, 2018 at 7:57 am
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    Lord help me to live for you. Give me more of your wisdom . Thanks for the teaching God blue you.

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  • May 1, 2018 at 1:03 pm
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    Amen amen wonderfull mesage vanity is actualy the first thing for many people

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  • October 16, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    The World and Vanities
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    In the world we live, the idea or attitude that people have about wealth, is to have money and goods to enjoy; and, in most cases, they get that money so they can spend it in vanities—often to accumulate yet more things and increase their riches.

    People in this world, in general, are unbelievers who reject God and his Word, and they don’t care what the will of God may be or what vanity really means… That is, what vanity means from the point of view of God’s wisdom. King Solomon said:

    “Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”
    (Ecclesiastes 1:2)

    Then he explains to us a paradox of life: that man who accumulate riches and who does not have anyone to inherit them when he dies. This is vanity, he said.

    Or, similarly, vanity is also to get more food than what someone can eat, and then leftovers are thrown in the bin; while other people are starving or die of hunger. This is vanity and could provoke God’s wrath on men.
    Another thing is we should avoid being carried away by our consumer society, also encouraged by political actions that make people squande their money or resources.

    Solomon continues writing and tells us:
    ‘What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun?”
    Ecclesiastes 1:3

    Men and women are working hard everywhere on this land; but for what thing? What profit does a man or woman have from all their labor they are engaged in every day?

    “All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing” (verse 1:8).

    The teaching we receive is that food or material things cannot fill people’s souls. This is because people have been formed in the image of God: so they need to be with God; their souls will only, truly enjoy themselves if they are in the presence of God—a being whose essence is quite different to that of things that perish, and who therefore makes us seek for things which endure for eternal life
    (John 6:27).

    So, the children of God in this world ought to seek things of above: “seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)

    “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God”
    (Ecclesiastes 2:24).

    To people on this earth, nothing is left (concerning their labor here) but that their souls will enjoy good in their labor, and in the fruits of their labor, which is given by God.

    May the Lord God give us wisdom to manage well all our resources, and to use them according to our real needs—and may this be for God’s glory

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