Ecclesiastes 6:1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease. 6:3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he. 6:4 For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness. 6:5 Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other. 6:6 Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place? 6:7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. 6:8 For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living? 6:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit. 6:10 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he. 6:11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better? 6:12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
What is vanity?: Vanity means that which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit. Ecc:1:2
There are seven points to study.
1: Life is unsatiated,unsteady, inconstant, unstable and unbalanced. You can read Ecc.8:14,James 4:13-15 and Luke 12:11-21.
2: No Satisfaction in this world. Ecc.5:13-16.
3: Life give no Joy. Jhn 15:11,Ecc 2:24;2:26,Prov 17:21,Isa 29:19,Ps 35:9;43:4;51:12,Luk 2:10,Act 2:26 and Rom 5:11;15:13. Is only almighty God that can give you joy through his son Jesus Christ.
4: When life give you new level expect the opposite side. If the new level is from God,it will last and nobody can take it away from you.
5: Life provides riches of sorrow. Ecc 5:13-17;2:17-20 and Mt 16:26.
6: Life is an ordinary shadow. Ecc 6:11-12, 1Chro.29:15, Job 8:9;17:7 and Ps 144:4.
7: There is no permanent in this World. Nothing is permanent on this Earth, both living and not living things we all have a short period to live on this earth.
As a christian you must be cautious. 1: Take your attention away from the things of this world,your attention should be on life after death I mean the things of Heaven. 2: Fear the Almighty God and keep his commandments. Ecc 12:13-14.
I want to use this opportunity to urge you all to accept Jesus Christ as your lord and personal saviour,if you don’t have Christ you lack everything in life and you are living a vanity life.
My prayer for you all is that we will all make heaven in Jesus name. Amen
Posted by Akinyemi Michael.Jp