The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vanity and God

To start with...I want you to know what "Vanity" means according to ""
-excessive pride in one's appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain.
-lack of real value; hollowness; worthlessness

The book of Ecclesiastics focus in "Vanity" it teach us all kind of vanities the human being can have and how easy it is to fall into.
I personally know people who are so proud of them self, they think that they are smart, good looking, to the point that nothing or no one can be at their level, they always point their fingers to show people how wrong they are or how stupid they are, did I forget to say that they are Christians :( yes they are!!!
Vanity is so rooted in people witch make them blind and that is the reason why they believe that they are always right. So how can you help people like that? when they think that you are not enlighten by God, the same way they are.
What I'm trying to tell is, that the meaning of life will not be found in knowledge, money, pleasure, work, or popularity (all this is vanity). True satisfaction comes from knowing that what we are doing is part of God’s purpose for our lives.
Nothing is eternal, the things that really matter are those things that we carry with us throughout eternity.
John 4:13
Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Beauty will pass away, accumulated treasures can be lost in matter of seconds, popularity is a mirage, sacrificing time with your family for work is an abomination.
God can reveal what kind of vanity we have within our selves (we all have some kind of vanity) we need to ask the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and strength to change from the bottom of our hearts.

Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better [is] the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire. This also [is] vanity and grasping for the wind.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is a vanity which occurs on earth, that there are just [men] to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked [men] to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous. I said that this also [is] vanity.


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