All is Vanity

Many years ago, we went through the series called A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes.  Tommy Nelson wrote this book and showed how Solomon, in all of his God-given wisdom, stopped to contemplate all that competed for his attention.  This book always reminds me to pray daily about what grabs my attention.

Today’s Reading is Ecclesiastes 1-3, Psalm 45, and 2 Timothy 1. 

The book of Ecclesiastes is filled with practical wisdom on finding and knowing what truly has value in our lives.

Last week Chet shared the image and concept of the rope and the training we do through this short life with the earthly dot on it.   (This was another reminder for me of the brevity of our lives on earth and the eternity we are promised.)

All the themes of Ecclesiastes relate to the futility of our life. Are you thinking of someone or something now?  Is it worth it?  There are many times when I’m separated from God and vulnerable to the sin that always works in this world.

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

Thankfully we are reminded early in the story about vanity and values.  (1). The verse highlights the personal wisdom we should seek daily, considering all things are for a purpose.  Do I seek & listen for daily fulfillment?

I pray we will commit to Him and trust His perfect plan for our lives today.