Sunday, October 12, 2014

All is Vanity

Sorrow attends worldly joy, danger attends worldly safety, loss attends worldly labors, tears attend worldly purposes.  As to these things men's hopes are vain,
their sorrow is certain, and their joy is artificial. The apostle calls this world a sea of glass, a sea for the trouble of it, and glass for the brittleness and bitterness of it.

Saving faith makes a man see  the prickles that are in every rose,  the thorns that are in every crown,  the poison that is in the golden cup,  the spot that is in the shining pearl.

[Thomas Brooks]
1 Corinthians 7:31 ... And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Ecclesiastes 1:2 ... Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
1 John 2:17 ... And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.