“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” What profit has
a man from all his labour in which he toils under the sun? Eccl 1:2-3

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes famously proclaimed, “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” What worth does a person’s labour hold without God’s presence in their life? In Him, we find our purpose, and we were created to glorify Him. It’s important to ask ourselves if our actions are honouring God or causing Him disappointment.

According to Colossians 1:16-17, everything in existence was created by God and for God. We owe our very lives to Him, and it’s our responsibility to live in a way that honours Him. Although we have the freedom to make choices, seeking God’s guidance is a wise choice.

Sadly, many people have turned away from God and instead chase after worldly possessions and pleasures. But outside of God, there is no true satisfaction. As Ecclesiastes 10:15 warns, the labour of fools will only lead to weariness, without the guidance of God.

Jesus himself said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). By embracing Him, we can find true rest for our souls. As Ecclesiastes 12:13 reminds us, our ultimate duty is to fear God and keep His commandments. Let us surrender our lives to Him and trust Him to guide us toward a life of purpose and fulfillment.

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