Ecclesiastes 2:26 Verse of the Day 10/8/13
The term “vanity” in Ecclesiastes is used as a synonym for “meaningless.” According to the author of Ecclesiastes, only a Christian perspective can make life meaningful. Without a God who transcends time and capable of granting eternal life, our striving in this present life is meaningless, for everything we “gather and collect” will pass away. For those who know God, however, our earthly lives have eternal significance.
Thank the Lord that He has given you an eternal life with an eternal perspective. As you pray, consider whether there are any areas of your life where you are tempted to live without such an eternal perspective. Ask the Lord for the wisdom to discern those areas and the desire to follow God more faithfully.