October 24, 2014
READ: Ecclesiastes 2:17-20
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
One of the words Solomon used many times is the word vanity. Solomon discovered after acquiring everything that everything was vanity. God gave him things manyhuman beings could only ever imagine.
King Solomon discovered that each and everything was worthless and empty. He said, "Vanity of vanities all is vanity. " In the context that Solomon was writing, which was "under the sun", everything is useless. "Under the sun" is a commonly used phrase in the book of Ecclesiastes. Under the sun refers to our earthly existence under the influence of the physical sun. The earthly existence that we have is useless. That is the reality. Pastors are supposed to teach and preach the truth. We need to be oriented toward Heaven and oriented toward the day of our judgement.
When you die, nothing goes with you. No one takes anything out of this world. (Revelation 14:13). Nothing except your works will follow you when you leave this world. You have to get involved in the work of God. You must plant a church in your lifetime. You have to get involved in your church. Your money is of no importance to God.
God only gives you an opportunity to be involved in His work. God does not need you. He does not even need pastors. Nobody is of any relevance and significance to God. God's mercy allows us to be involved in His work. Our inclusion in the work is God's mercy towards us.