While on a 8-hour flight a couple of days ago, I carefully read the book of Ecclesiastes, and It impacted me like never before.
Repeatedly, Solomon tried various ways of making his life meaningful and fulfilling. Hard work, roaring financial success, building homes and massive real estate projects, becoming wise, entertainment, lots of wives and concubines, enjoying the power of being king . . . the list goes on and on.
Solomon then compared every one of these fleshly pursuits with the inescapable truth that all of us die and will be forgotten in just a few generations—whether we are wise or foolish, rich or poor, powerful or powerless.
And his conclusion, I think, communicated with a sense of quiet desperation: “Vanity of vanities . . . all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 12:8).
I don’t ever remember being so thankful! So thankful that the Lord has extended to those of us who know Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord—the indescribable privilege of never having anything we do for the Lord forgotten. The Lord God almighty will remember and reward even the smallest act of service to Him forever.
Future generations on earth may not remember what you accomplished during your lifetime here. But our Lord will never forget when we join Him eternally in heaven.
Let’s think about this . . .
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