This week I have brought up some verses about how Believers are to view their lives.
I’ve got another one for you, a good one to keep you humble and yet on your toes.
“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
This is the ultimate fallacy of the humanistic philosophy that we are to look out for number one and walk over all others to be all we can be. Your life is a vapor, a puff of smoke.
I’m amazed at how many people find this to be depressing!Think about it: we’re a wisp of smoke away from heaven!
Christians have all but cut Ecclesiastes out of their Bible. I once heard someone say that no New Testament believer could possibly hold to Ecclesiastes.
This is so frighteningly wrong! Scripture is clear that our life really isn’t all that great!
It is so easy to get sucked into the self-absorbed, narcissist way of life that puts self first. But the more you put self first the more angry, resentful and impatient you become. Christian virtue is not possible with a self-focused life.
When you reach the other side of life, glimpse God and eternity, you will see just how dumb all your fussing, feuding, worrying and fighting for you and your stuff really was.
It’s better to have that view now and save yourself some trouble.