Friday, September 18, 2015

Mortal or Eternal?

September 18

Daily Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 4 – 6

Verse of the Day: Ecclesiastes 6:12 – “For who knoweth what is good for man in his 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?”

In our last musing on this book, we spoke of the contrasts between “under the sun,” and “under the Son.” In our verse today, it speaks to us about this contrast.

When we pause and contemplate the condition of a person “under the sun,” we realize the mortality of such a person. Remember that we said to see the word “vain or vanity” as “passing quickly.” Our lives pass far to quickly in the eternal scheme of things. Our contrasting thought today comes form John 3:16, and when we are “under the Son,” we have eternal life.

Is your life vain, or is it an eternal life?

Prayer: Jesus, I recommit to You. I want my life not to be vain, but eternal in all that I say or do. Let me be “under the Son.” Amen.

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