LIFE UNDER THE SUN VS LIFE UNDER THE SON
Ecclesiastes 1:2, ““Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher;“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
The book of Ecclesiastes is an unusual book in the Bible. The Bible is Word of God which instructs about spiritual walk and living under God, but this book of Ecclesiastes talks mostly about life under the sun, that is natural life, without the influence God. Life under the sun is a free thinking, natural life. A life controlled by men’s wisdom, freewill with the philosophy of man. The preacher, as the writer of Ecclesiastes, expressed such a life as a vanity and grasping of wind.
King Solomon was a great king in the land of Israel, beloved of God but at a point, he was lured into sin and he became as natural as everybody without the influence of the spirit of God. During this period, he wrote this book of Ecclesiastes. He began to search for satisfaction and meaning under the sun, what could give meaning to life under the sun, what could satisfy human emptiness in the natural world. He explained various means with exhaustive searching and empirical conclusion.
Solomon moved from acquiring wisdom, becoming the most intelligent and smart person on earth, to having all sorts of pleasure – sexual, musical, luxurious pleasure and enjoyment, and then to amassing wealth for himself being the richest man on earth; then to hard working – having lists of awards and certificates; but all lead to recycling emptiness under the sun.
The bad news is that life under the sun is depressing, desperately full of vanities and vexation, but the good news is that God has made a solution for man’s longing lost soul. When all the efforts of human philosophies, science, wisdom, knowledge and technologies can not fill the emptiness of soul or give internal peace of heart; when God saw the futile toiling of humanity, He intervened by sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to give Way out of human toils, to give Peace and life in abundance. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. “ John 3:16.
Jesus Christ the Son of God confirmed and declared in Mathew 11:28-29 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” This is a good news for you if you are seeking a real, practical and lasting solution for the emptiness and unrest of your soul; here is the long lasting peace your soul is long for, if you are looking for rest from all your spiritual, physical and psychological burdens and struggling, Jesus Christ the begotten Son of God is the only Way, the Life and Peace you need.
He is now calling you right away, no matter how bad you have been, He will give you a brand new life afresh; no matter how heavy your burdens, He will give you rest, and no matter how terrible and awful your situations, Jesus will make a turning around. All you need to do is to answer His call now. He is calling you personally to come unto Him, for salvation, for rest and ever- lasting life. This is as simple as ABC: You REALIZE your sins, READY to forsake them and CONFESS them to Jesus Christ; ask Him to forgive and cleanse you and invite Him into your life. He will cleanse you with His precious Blood and forgive you all your unrighteousness as you forsake them. And, hey presto, you have a new life, blissful, peaceful and fulfilling life under the Son of God.
Cease from toiling hopelessly under the sun, under your own natural, human wisdom and effort, turn to the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace and Savior of the world. Life under the sun is vanity, hopeless and destructive, but life under the SON is peaceful, glorious and everlasting life!
“The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life, and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abides in him”. John 3:35.
PRAYER: Minimum of 10 Minutes prayer, at least, ask God to forgive, cleanse and save you.
“Lord God, I pray for as many who read and pray for salvation and restoration, that You save, set them free, and strengthen them to serve and follow you till the end in Jesus name.Amen!
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