You Can’t Take It With You –

“It is better to lose your life than to waste it.” -John Piper

Solomon looked at the world and saw vanity¹. He saw men chasing trivial things.

“I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” -Ecclesiastes 1:14

Because the truth is, everything on this earth will pass away. As they often say, “You can’t take it with you.” And that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it now, but what’s the point of making such a trivial thing the main object of your life? Doesn’t it seem like a waste of existence to spend your whole life striving for something that will ultimately elude you in the end?

It’s okay to have possessions, but we need always to keep in mind that these things are temporal – they won’t last forever – and keep our eyes focused on the eternal goal. Because a life lost in pursuit of Christ is so much more worthwhile than a life wasted in pursuit of the fleeting things of this world.

You Should Also Read:
A Call To Abandonment – Part 1 & 2

What’s a timely tidbit?

¹Ecc 1:2, Ecc 12:8

What are your thoughts on this?
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-Rachel Allison


  1. I read an article yesterday about individuals paying off layaway balances for strangers- as much as hundreds of dollars. I was so blessed and inspired. God has given us “stuff” and allowed us to have possessions. I pray I am able to bless Him and others with those things and not let them consume my life. Thanks for the post- very fitting this time of year 🙂

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