30 May, 2012

Ecclesiastes 1 :D

So Today I was reading Ecclesiastes chapter one..

Ecclesiastes 1

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Vanity of Life

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
“Vanity[a] of vanities,” says the Preacher;
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
What profit has a man from all his labor
In which he toils under the sun?
One generation passes away, and another generation comes;
But the earth abides forever.
The sun also rises, and the sun goes down,
And hastens to the place where it arose.
The wind goes toward the south,
And turns around to the north;
The wind whirls about continually,
And comes again on its circuit.
All the rivers run into the sea,
Yet the sea is not full;
To the place from which the rivers come,
There they return again.
All things are full of labor;
Man cannot express it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor the ear filled with hearing.
That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which it may be said,
“See, this is new”?
It has already been in ancient times before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things,
Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
By those who will come after.

The Grief of Wisdom

12 I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.
15 What is crooked cannot be made straight,
And what is lacking cannot be numbered.
16 I communed with my heart, saying, “Look, I have attained greatness, and have gained more wisdom than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My heart has understood great wisdom and knowledge.” 17 And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind.
18 For in much wisdom is much grief,
And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Yea. And This is what i thought about it...Vanity means meaningless.Thus, it is about the meaning of life.
For Solomon, was asking, why work so hard to obtain the treasures of the ground, to achieve a fruit of labour when it will be meaningless in the end?
It will end off futile.
Even if people remember you, they will only remember you till they pass away too.
No one really cares about the previous generations.
And thus, why do we work so hard if working will eventually amount to nothing? Now, see, we must have a purpose in life.
We must know what is our calling and works towards it.
If we do not work towards our purpose and our destiny, we will eventually lose our meaning to life.If we live without a heavenly purpose, then what's the use? 
For the sun and moon are just gonna keep going, everything will continue in an unchanging cycle.
Do not let your spirit get irritated and annoyed when going after the issues of life.

You know in verse 13 it says "I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven..."
And Solomon finally knew that what he did, was the grasping of the wind. Chasing for meaningless things. 
Thus, look unto heaven and desire to know things above heaven.
Look above heaven for your purpose in life, your destiny.
For the things below, here on earth are just things that are grasping of the wind, and the vexation of your spirit,

All things are full of labour, man cannot utter it.
We will keep pursuing, without end, the things on earth which we want.
Everything is useless.
Or rather, put it this way.
Everything that we chase after under the sun is hard to chase after, while the things above are easy.
Yet we chase after the things which require so much labour.
But ultimately, we must pursue our higher calling.
We must pursue our higher destiny.
Our higher purpose.

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