Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Remember Now Your Creator in the Days of Your Youth, Before the Difficult Days Come

In the grand scheme of things a lot doesn’t matter.  Girls who give you their number and really don’t want you to call them, people you meet at parties that are too drunk to remember you, and all the things you collect in your house that sit…and don’t get used.

I spend a lot of time wishing people weren’t the way they were. I spend a lot of time trying to understand why it is that people do the things that they do. Most of my understanding has come from wisdom that I’ve prayed for. I’ve prayed for wisdom more than I’ve prayed for anything else.

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity… For in much wisdom is much grief, And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

For what it’s worth I’ve found this to be true. Although I don’t have a lot of wisdom I have seen what it means for wisdom to cause grief. It causes you to question why people do everything. It makes you sit back and wonder about everything. One of my friends once asked me why I wanted to gain so much wisdom and I didn’t know why. Now I know that the reason is because I don’t ever want people to think that I’m a fool.

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly As light excels darkness. The wise man’s eyes are in his head, But the fool walks in darkness, Yet I myself perceived That the same event happens to them all. So I said in my heart, “As is happens to the fool, It also happens to me, And why was I then more wise?” Then I said in my heart, “This also is vanity.” For there is no more remembrance of the wise than of the fool forever, Since all that now is will be forgotten in the days to come. And how does a wise man die? As the fool! Therefore I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind.  You should read on…it gets better. Love. War. 

Things to think about: 
-Life, love, liberty
-The order of the books in the Bible has been changed over time
-Jesus in pictures is always white.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Here's a thought: One cannot be brother to Jesus because Jesus was/is/forever will be God in the Flesh...therefore He is Lord indeed.

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