“It is better to lose your life than to waste it.” -John Piper
“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.
What’s a timely tidbit?
¹Ecc 1:2, Ecc 12:8