Sunday, January 31, 2010

Striving after Wind

The Common Thing
(by R.P.Edwards)

And CEOs
A common thing
Have they
Each will stand
Before the Lord
And for their actions…

It’s an Ecclesiastes kind of morning.  The Old Testament book, penned by the “son of David,” is a bit of a downer; but…it puts things in perspective.  We, who spend so much time in desperate pursuits; we, who tirelessly strive to satisfy the flesh, the mind, and the ego; we, who may be willing to cast aside the most important elements (our fellow travelers) in order to ascend the ladder of “importance;” in the end…it is “vanity”… a “striving after wind.”

And so, as I prepare to engage in “my” daily doings and, as my fellow travelers do the same, it would do us well to take note of the writer's final admonition for, “this” life, dear reader, is but a vapor.

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is;
Fear God and keep His commandments,
Because this applies to every person.
For God will bring every act to judgment,
Everything which is hidden,
Whether it is good or evil.
(Ecclesiastes 12:13)

That's what I think.  How about you?  Click comments below...and say.

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