Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For what will you labor today?

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world…” For what will you labor today? Hay or gold? Stubble or silver? The temporal or the eternal? Some paltry pathetic pile of earthly good that will ruin and wither? The tighter you grasp, like sand it runs through your hands. Oh, what wretched vanity! Oh, what useless effort. Oh, what wasted striving- to gain what does not last and to hold to what shall surely pass. Perishing, perishing the lot of it. Wretched the smell of the rot of it. Wicked and vain this generation, running to and fro, ever planning, ever gaining, but clueless as to where they should go. Vanity, vanity, says the Preacher. Deaf the world does not hear, and followers the false teacher. Futile madness. Stupid folly. To neglect the glory of the One who is Holy. For what will you labor today?

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