Yesterday’s devotional was a very important one and I hope you read it.
It was pointed out to be by a good friend who I did not name yesterday
because I had to wait for his permission. He gave it so many thanks to
Someone has said that the words “and they lived happily ever after”
which end most fairy tales are the biggest lie that was ever told!
Nobody lives “happily ever after”! The Bible is no fairy tale. It
acknowledges and prepares us for the harsher realities of life, and no
book more so that the book of Ecclesiastes. Today’s attached devotional
gives you a good sample. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ecclesiastes 1:2 (ESV)
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
Solomon begins with the position that life is vain. He does not mean that it is totally
meaningless or that it doesn't have any ultimate purpose. By vain, he means that you live for
sixty or maybe seventy years and then you’re gone. Someone gives away all you
possessions and the things that really matter to you are sold for one dollar at a garage sale….
All or your possessions that nobody wants end up in a garbage bag. In that sense, man is a
vapor and life is vain. A generation comes and goes and you are forgotten. It’s like you
never existed (p. 4).
Mark Twain said, ‘The world will lament you for an hour and forget you forever.’
Solomon begins with the same observation.” [Tommy Nelson, A Life Well Lived: A Study
of Ecclesiastes, (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2005), p. 4-5]