Word for Today: Is Life really vanity?
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS).
“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
The greatest man that ever lived at the time, king Solomon, known to be the wisest man at time said life is ‘vanity upon vanity ‘. He had this to say in verse 14:
“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit” (Ecclesiastes 1:14).
A young person may wonder , if someone as wise as Solomon had the revelation that the entire life is vanity, why does he or she need to struggle?
Truly life without Jesus Christ, the Truth , is vanity upon vanity. Life without Jesus is full of crisis, regret and sadness, irrespective of qualifications, titles, and positions. It will eventually lead to hell, with regard to eternity.
However, life in Christ Jesus is NOT vanity upon vanity. Though Jesus was aware that he is of the genealogy of Solomon, he described Himself as someone ‘greater than Solomon’. Jesus revealed:
“The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here” ( Matthew 12:42).
Unfortunately, many ‘great’ preachers of our time have MIXED the message of the Old Testament with the New Testament. Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end of the law. He is the embodiment of the Old Testament and New Testament. I expect ‘Christians’ to be his true followers, by doing what he was doing while on earth.
There is no wisdom outside of Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the truth and the life. He is the only true source of wisdom.
In Christ Jesus, life is NOT vanity. He came that we may have life in abundance ( John 10:10b).
Stay connected with JESUS, the Word. He is the Way , the Truth and the Life.
Blood of Jesus. Thank you Jesus for your grace of abundant life.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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