Today concludes our study of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Solomon gives us a description of what he saw in his life. His assessment is “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
He then proceeds to walk us through what he experiences. He explains that the things of this world hold no true meaning. They are all vanity. Finally, Solomon concludes by stating, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
His conclusion was spot on. Do we believe verse 14? God wants us to fear and obey him. If we will do that, He will take care of the rest.
Please do not seek the things of this world, for they are vanity.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001