February 10, 2018 at 8:11 pm #5529
IkennaParticipantFiltered Thoughts Points: 160
Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity.
This is a simple statement with million meanings and teachings. Majority do not understand what this is all about, it simply means nothing last forever especially things on earth, it means we all will die one day and everything we’ve acquired here on earth will vanish with just a blink of an eye, it means when there’s life, there’s hope because no condition is permanent especially bad situations,
So why bother yourself on earthly things, why worry yourself on little problems which won’t last forever, why give yourself unnecessary heart attacks because you think and worry about tomorrow. Vanity teaches a lot, it teaches us to be TRY to stay CALM in EVERY situation even in the toughest of it all. Try is capitalized because it isn’t easy to be calm in bad situations, but still, we have try our best to live longer. Vanity also teaches one to be at his best and proper behaviors at all time because no one knows the content of tomorrow. It tells us there’s no need for quarrels and malice, life’s too short for those scrap. So there’s no need boasting, no need to be proud, no need looking down on others because we all share one thing is common,DEATH.
We all should have vanity in mind, it makes us prepared to face challenges, makes us prepared for the future and finally it makes us prepared for judgment.Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
March 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm #8922
talklessthinkmoreParticipantFiltered Thoughts Points: 1180
It’s sad that this is a Bible verse (Ecclesiastes 1:2) but hardly emphasised or hammered in churches. Unfortunately, we hear the direct opposite the pursuit for materialism and how God will make you “hammer”.
Solomon is referred to as the preacher in the Bible and the phrase is credited to him but perhaps he was just a spoilt brat at the time he was saying all that. Leave Solomon alone, na chop belleful dey worry am!
Sometimes, the pressure of life gets to you and you would virtually say, what is this life all about sef? However, when you’ve got a purpose for a good cause then you see things differently and even in the seemingly painful experience, you’ve got joy. You hear of people living their comfort in Europe or North America and coming to work in villages in Africa, that have something of deep value money cannot buy and take satisfaction in doing so much good for those villagers.
However, the appalling accumulation of wealth is disturbing. Those who accumulate them and fail to use it for greater good of humanity, forget they won’t take a kobo out of this world and someone else will inherit and most likely wont remember the sweat the accumulator made to get the wealth.Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
March 20, 2018 at 10:24 pm #9062
CHIJANNParticipantFiltered Thoughts Points: 3310
True everything on earth is vanity. There is nothing you acquire on earth that will be put into the coffin for you the day you will die and being buried.
So why worry?Thoughtful Comments: 0.
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