Daily Lift – September 1st, 2018

A Useful End –

Vanity has been described as “that which comes to no useful end. ” Among such vanities are conceit and excessive pride. For this  James and Peter both admonish us that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Another type of vanity is that of unholy thought patterns . David wrote that God knew the thoughts of men, that they were vain. Though the wealth of the world would impress many otherwise, Solomon observed at the Second of Ecclesiastes that, after having gained more than all before him, he found it all to be vanity. Though others would regard such a one to be great, there was vanity even in elevated position and social standing. After viewing all the works done under the sun, Solomon labeled them all as vanity. However, Paul taught the Corinthian Church to ” . . . be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Now, there is something that comes to a useful end.

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Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater