Religion » VANITY by: Tokadex(m) .:. Wed, 12 Aug, 2020 - 09:50:07:pm GMT

Do you have aspirations ? Are you ready to give it all it takes to make be a the top ? You crave for exotic cars, mansions, position and other goodies of life forgetting that everything will end one day. Remember, you brought nothing to this world and you will certainly not take anything out of it. All is vanity !

Interestingly, people join the rat-race just to prove a point to the their family, colleagues, neighbours and what have you. Some have joined occultic group in order to get rich just to discover that everything he has exchanged his valuable soul for mammon (perishable). One day, the ugly spirit, death will knock at your door and you'll have to respond to it. What would be the worth of your possession and your efforts ?
Don't get me wrong, I am not against wealth pursuit through hardwork and diligence. However, I want you to remember that all will definitely come to an end. Unfortunately, when you are gone, the people that do not labour for your possessions will be charge of them all. Vanity !
What's my point here ? Fear God who has the power to make one rich without adding sorrows. Don't be dubious, desperate and devilish all in the name of wealth and fame. Anything earthly is vanity. It's worth going to the devil. Stay with God be dutiful, faithful and prayerful.


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   Re: VANITY by: Iremide(f) .:. Wed, 12 Aug, 2020 - 10:39:09:pm GMT

Thank you for giving us the right message for this season. Vanity! Vanity! Vanity!. All is vanity!. We have come to a world where everyone wants to have exotic cars and enjoy life to the fullest. Let me ask a question. Where will these cars, big houses, large living end you one day?

When one dies, all is gone. No one will take any of this material things to the grave. Even if one is buried with them, it will be of no use. Why not focus on God while you are still breathing? The bible says "what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his soul, what will he use in exchange of his soul?"
We must understand that we are sojourner here on earth. No matter how long we stay on earth, we will definitely die one day. When we go with this consciousness, then we will see all to be vanity. It is only a life in Jesus that can assure us heavenly home and will also give us real wealth. I mean the wealth we get in Jesus through hard work, prayer and the mercies of God.

**Be yourself**


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   Re: VANITY by: Abbey(m) .:. Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 08:35:52:pm GMT


Vanity, life is vanity we are been created by God almighty we all came into this world with nothing, and we are going back with nothing.

Life is full of risk, one day will come you won't be able to breathe again, majority of the living soul run after Money every day, although life is nothing without money but still we all need it for survival of our daily bread.
Even if you are a millionaire with many houses and many cars one day is coming you won't be able to drive that car again , you won't be able to spend money again, so let be good when we are alive because life is vanity.

**Abbey **


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   Re: VANITY by: Damiandark(m) .:. Sun, 16 Aug, 2020 - 11:35:17:am GMT

Vanity upon vanity the Bible says it all everything in life end in life

Men are supposed to focus on heaven not on the ephemeral thing, don't get me wrong o try to be rich but not at the cost of your salvation
If u are rich or not its all vanity so choose your vanity well


**Made for wonders **


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   Re: VANITY by: Holashayo(f) .:. Sun, 16 Aug, 2020 - 12:07:07:pm GMT

1Timothy 6vs10:
"For the love of money is the root of all evil....".not only money but the things of the world. The bible also says,"seek forth the kingdom of God and other things shall be added unto you".
Truly, answereth all but we should not allow it to dominate our lives.
Let us wait unto the Lord so our life will not be like one who run faster than his destiny to acquire wealth, so much wealth that he cant be able to control, but what happen after his death, he was buried without any of his money.
"For what reward a for a man who gain all the whole world and loses his soul". Let's remember that after we live this world, there is somewhere we are going, there is life after death. This world is like a market place, after buying your goods, you must surely go home.
This is a world of vanity.

**Damiswag**


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   Re: VANITY by: ObakaEmmanuel(m) .:. Sun, 16 Aug, 2020 - 12:52:53:pm GMT

vanity upon vanity all is vanity. thank you for this post. so many people have forgotten that everything in this world is just nothing. they have forgotten that they came into this world naked and naked will they go back. the car they are running after will not follow them into the grave the money they are running after will not follow them into the grave the material things they are buying will not follow them into the grave. truly sir everything in this world is all vanity.hmm very true some go as far as joining cult i have made up my mind that what ever God can not give me i don't need them. i watched a similar movie that is relating to what you said the guy went to join cult and after few years he dies the wealth and everything he suffered for was sheared within his younger brother.
**Obakaemmanuel**


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   Re: VANITY by: Bookie(f) .:. Sun, 16 Aug, 2020 - 04:10:49:pm GMT

Sometimes when I think about how we struggle on a daily basis to acquire things and to get comfortable here on Earth I just laugh. I laugh because all these things no matter how expensive and beautiful they are ,they will not accompany us to the grave.

As we thirst for worldly things, we should always remember that it will all end here on Earth. Our houses, children,cars, treasures and even our partners all ends here on Earth. The number of houses or cars we have does not matter but what matter most is the number of lives we are able to touch positively while we are here on Earth.

Recently I read about a rich man that died and was buried in a three hundred and sixty something million naira casket. Now I begin to wonder if that will stop his body from decaying or stop him from facing judgement. What happened to our physical body after death does not matter but what matters is where we get spend our eternity.

**Perfect**


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   Re: VANITY by: Phaithh(f) .:. Sun, 16 Aug, 2020 - 05:31:54:pm GMT

The Bible tells us this:

"What will be a man's profit to gain the whole word - money, cars, buildings, lands etc. and to lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36 (paraphrased).
Nothing! Absolutely nothing!

Now, it's alright to seek wealth and affluence but doing it at the expense of your own soul is wrong. All these will eventually pass away. To lose your soul is to lose GOD. Acquiring wealth outside of GOD will spell doom for one's life. Note that, I am not writing against prosperity or riches or anything but whatever you are doing, do it to the glory of GOD.

Another Biblical story of a rich man who worked diligently to accumulate wealth and possessions laying them up as treasures on earth but he forgot or didn't have the time to think about his heavenly treasures.
The interesting thing about this man is that he worked diligently, he used his own sweats, he didn't join the occultic or went the fetish way. He laboured day and night in a clean way (He was a farmer) but still he missed it.

Our work is more important to us than GOD, we even go to work on Sundays. We've made money our top priority instead of GOD. Even though we are not diabolical, we are not far from those who search for wealth through diabolical means.

David was a rich man, yet He had GOD. He didn't forsake GOD. We can be rich too but let's not let the wealth control us, If not our lives on earth will become vanity upon vanity.



**Jesus junkie**


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   Re: VANITY by: MichealThankGod(m) .:. Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 10:22:53:am GMT

Vanity upon vanity everywhere, there's no amount of material thing, how much it may cost or how long it takes to get it, to me it not Worth dying for, Because it is nothing, after all no matter now rich or wealthy one might become or already become, when he or she die, they won't be buried with anything, even the person should be a high grade fabrics seller, I mean who sellers in whole sales, then now go ahead to own a company of his or her own, believe me when he or she die, they will not berry him or her with anything, because naked they came to the world and naked would everybody go back, both the poor and the rich, both the president and the citizens.

The main reason, why we make money or have the dreams and visions we long to have, it because, the kingdom of God will be advance, and to let the gospel spread abroad, because it worth it and it worth dying for.

Then to give our family a better life, give them security.

Finally to help the needed, around us, in our local area, community, churches, and many more.

This should be our goal and aim, this things worth dying for, it worth losing your life for, after we die our memory can never be forgotten.

Because life is vanity, even king Solomon, in the bible, also confirmed it, how wealthy he was in all things, he was not buried with anything.
king Solomon who count golds like stones in his chamber.

Life is Vanity

**Ogun state**


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   Re: VANITY by: Fashnet(m) .:. Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 01:20:59:pm GMT


@abbey:


The book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 1:1-11 put it this way:

1 The words of (A)the Preacher,[a] the son of David, (B)king in Jerusalem.

2 (C)Vanity of vanities, says (D)the Preacher,
(E)vanity of vanities! (F)All is vanity.
3 (G)What (H)does man gain by all the toil
at which he toils under the sun?
4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but (I)the earth remains forever.
5 (J)The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
and hastens[c] to the place where it rises.
6 (K)The wind blows to the south
and goes around to the north
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
7 All (L)streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.
8 All things are full of weariness
a man cannot utter it
(M)the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 (N)What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
"See, this is new"?
It has been (O)already
in the ages before us.
11 There is no (P)remembrance of former things,[d]
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things[e] yet to be
among those who come after.

When we take a look at the number of people who has come and gone and we see their skeleton on the floor without the flesh or other ligaments and hair then we will be able to reminiscent and know that vanity upon vanity is all vanity.

The conclusion of the whole matter is to love God and obey his words.

**Help the needy and love everyone**


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   Re: VANITY by: Velisa(f) .:. Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 - 11:02:54:am GMT

Vanity... worldly desire.


The bible didn't just quoted when it says: seek your first the kingdom of God and it's righteousness and every other thing will be added unto you.

The issue we christains have nowadays is the Inability to seek the face of God first, instead we seek after other things before God.

The bible says, give and it shall be given unto you... a Christian will say, I will have enough first before giving. Then who are you deceiving?

We crave for the things of the world and forgot the commandments of God. Whereas, God said that silver and Gold is mine.

If your father has silver and Gold, then why do we still go outside to seek for things that wont last us long. Why don't we dedicate our lives to God first and see if he doesn't bless us.

Let's stop pursuing after the things of this world, that's why he said we should seek first the kingdom of God, because he knows the things of this world won't lead us anywhere.

**Determined**


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   Re: VANITY by: Gooddy(f) .:. Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 - 11:32:48:am GMT

Yesterday I was with a man OF God, and he told me a story of one Pastor he had once worked with.


He said, when he first joined the church, they had no instruments, the church roof was covered with thatches. Very poor church.

To cut the story short, he said they started doing vigil once in a month in the church and to God be the glory, a woman just came to the church one Sunday evening, and said the Holy Spirit led her to come worship here, whereas she do attend redeemed Christian Church OF God, a very wealthy woman, she also requested to see the pastor which she was told to come on Monday, that the pastor will be around.

On that particular Monday, she didn't came, but came on Tuesday, she met the pastor, after discussion, she gave the pastor N500,000 before she left.

The church took the money to buy instruments in the church and some of the things they need in the church.

When the woman came the next Sunday, she was happy to see what the church had done with the money, she now gave the pastor N1,000,000m. Which the pastor uses to buy more equipment for the church. The next time she came, she said, it was time for them to start the building of the church, she brought cement and things needed for the foundation.

Then the Man of God who told me this story said he began to noticed something about this pastor...
1. Whenever he wants to talk to this woman, he do kneel for the woman.
2. His dressing changed (money has come)
3. He respect this woman so much.

Then, the man went to the pastor and told him how bad it is for him to be kneeling for the young woman which is not even up to his wife age. He said, the pastor shouted at him and talked anyhow to him.

He said he kept quiet and went home. When he was praying, the Holy Spirit told him that it is not that woman that will build the church, he asked why? The Holy Spirit said, the church should start doing vigil every week, that he would reveal the person to him, it was this brother that also started the monthly vigil and weekly prayer in the church. Then, the brother told pastor what the Holy Spirit told him, he said the pastor shouted at him, insulted him and he left. He said when he got him, he was very sad, and the Holy Spirit told him to "get out of that Church. "

But he was still a bit adamant till a day, after church, he and some of the church members were along the road, waiting for a cab to take the pastor, suddenly he saw himself in the hospital, not knowing he was hit by a car, exempting the rest of them that were standing there. He was unconscious for a full day. He was the only one that the car hit. That moment he remembered what the Holy Spirit told him, that "get out of that church."

He said, on Saturday evening, the pastor just came to his house to ask him if he's coming to church or not, that's just a day after he was discharged from the hospital. The pastor didn't even feel sorry for him or pray with him only to ask him if he's coming to church or not.

Then he told the pastor out of anger that if he ever sees his foot in his church, the pastor should cut it off.

He said, the pastor left, and few weeks later, the woman who the pastor has been worshipping like God stopped coming to church, which he later find out that the husband said, it's either she follows him to the same church or they end the marriage, she had to start going back to RCCG and stopped coming to this particular church.

The man of God said, till today that the church is yet to be built. The church is still just the way it was just the bamboo that are renewed, this is long ago.

Now, why I told this story is that, the pastor was after money, vanity! So, he couldn't see or heard what was coming his way. He was already serving a woman like God all because she started helping the church.

He even stopped using his golf all because the woman promised him a new car. Vanity! Vanity will only blind us from seeing what the future holds for us.

**Lagos**


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   Re: VANITY by: Wisemamsam(m) .:. Thu, 20 Aug, 2020 - 03:22:17:pm GMT


@iremideAll human beings are drifting about searching a home - man is wandering because he has lost God! God is our real dwelling place and our real possession! We need to see the real condition of the human life without God, as the Bible reveals it to us.

Every human being is filled with so many other things that he/she thinks will bring satisfaction and peace, but these things are the wrong content! When we come to the Word of God and we pray over His Word, when His Word shines on us, we are exposed and emptied of any other thing.
The true condition of the entire human life on earth without God can be summed up in one word, VANITY. King Solomon had everything he wanted, including wisdom, riches, etc - but when he analyzed and pondered on the human living and the human existence, his conclusion was that all is vanity of vanities (Eccl. 1:2-11).
All the things in the human life are vanity - they are like pursuing after shadows and chasing after wind. The human life itself is short, fleeting, short-lived, and filled with labor and sorrow.
The strong ones among us live until 80-90 years old, but most people finish their course somewhere at the age of 70. If one lives on the earth, though he may live up until the age of eighty or ninety, if he lives without the Lord Jesus, his life is filled with labor and sorrow - and the years fly away!
Why is it this way? Why all is vanity in the human life? It is simply becauseman was created for God, and man's real satisfaction, man's real peace, and man's real pleasure is God Himself.
God is man's blessing - but man has left God and was lost. Now all men try to fill their need for pleasure and satisfaction by doing things, accumulating things, being in relationships, etc - all these things are empty and even worse, they bring us in a bondage!
Because man does not have God as the meaning and center of his life, he struggles to obtain enjoyment. The result of man's struggle and strife is that he falls into all kinds of bondage - all man's seeking of pleasure and satisfaction apart from God brings man into bondage!
Even our family and our relatives can become a bondage to us - even seemingly necessary and positive things/situations can enslave us! If our inward being is occupied by any person or thing, the Lord has no ground in us.When Christ comes in and fills your heart, when you enjoy the Lord in His word in your personal time with Him or in the meetings with the saints, your heart is filled with God and you have a meaning in your human life!
Man's real pleasure, satisfaction, and blessing is God Himself filling man's vessel! Man was really made to contain God and be filled with God - any other endeavours or seeking to be filled with other things that seemingly bring us satisfaction result in bondage and eventually death!

**Audusamuel**


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   Re: VANITY by: KennyM(f) .:. Fri, 21 Aug, 2020 - 08:15:48:am GMT

King Solomon spent his time in the book of Ecclesiastes to tell us that some things that we think matters are really just vanity. Please follow through:

  1. Everything is worrisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
  2. Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!
  3. Nothing under the sun is truly new. History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before.
  4. The fastest runner doesn't always win the race and the strongest warrior doesn't always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don't always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
To learn more about what king Solomon has to say about vanity, learn from his words in Ecclesiastes and be blessed.

Vanity (that which is vain,futile or worthlessthat which is of no value,use or profit) upon vanity, all's really just vanity.

Shalom.

**-Shalom!-**


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   Re: VANITY by: Abbey(m) .:. Wed, 02 Sep, 2020 - 08:44:00:pm GMT


Vanity.
Life is vanity , there is no body who will live forever on earth every one will die at the end and when you die all your belongings can not follow you, you will live them here on earth, let be good and honest to people around us let make people smile and happy.
One day is coming they would call your name but you won't be able to answer because you are gone God is our maker he already knows the particular time and date for each an every one of us, so we human being are just trying our best God has plan it all already.
AL what you have achieved in life will later be meaningless one day, a day is coming you won't be able to drive that car anymore, we all have just only little time to spend on earth, all in this life is vanity therefore we should do good when we are still alive because when we die all what we did are going to speak for us, so let try and share love with people let make people around us to smile if you see anyone who does not have food and you have give him or her little out of it to eat and then God will bless you more abundantly.
Don't forget if you still have life there is hope so let be good life is vanity

**Abbey **


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   Re: VANITY by: Jummy(f) .:. Wed, 09 Sep, 2020 - 07:33:38:am GMT

Everyone on this life that I know is always happy to have a good house, car, being the most richest person on earth if you ask me I will say it is normal cause that is how a human being should think, cause there is no one who doesn't like a good thing but the point is everything you have on this earth one day it will becomes another person thing because if you die,no one will berry you with all your property all they will do ,is just buy you a clothe and they will provide where you will be buried. I will advice you that if you have everything on this earth please use it very well cause there is no one who will come to this earth that won't go back.
**God is one**


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   Re: VANITY by: Abiodun(m) .:. Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 - 08:39:18:am GMT

vanity. vanity it's means that you came to his world and you go back nothing at all. want is profit a man that are gain the whole World and he lost they soul. vanity upon vanity. vanity is vanity. proverbs 31 Vs 30 .favor is deceitful. and beauty is vain. but a woman that fear the Lord. she shall be praised. Ecc 1 vs 2. vanity of vanities. says the preacher. vanity of vanities. all is vanity. 6 vs 2.A man to whom God has given riches. wealth. and honour. so that he wants. nothing for his soul of all that. he desires yet God gives him not power to eat thereof. but a stranger eats it. this is vanity. and it is an evil disease. 5 vs 10. He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver. nor he that loves abundance with increase. this is also vanity.
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   Re: VANITY by: Krainaix(m) .:. Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 - 09:11:44:am GMT

Yes, all is vanity and also written that we have to work hard to out food on the table and you coming to this world is different from you at this time of the year because you've become wise and know things even you stomach or body system is different ,i mean you cant expect to eat what a lil kid eat and expect me to be okay or body to okay with that quantity..the more you grow more temptation you have,i'm not saying you should join occultic group just to have money,my point is that all this is grace if grace didn't find you ,you would have thoughts of unlawful things.
**Krainaix**


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   Re: VANITY by: Gbasky(m) .:. Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 11:32:51:am GMT

This world no matter how beautiful it is, no matter how long, it will definitely come to an end someday. So as our lives individually, we can not live forever in this world even if we wish for it. That is to tell us that this world itself is vanity, so as everything inside of it.
Coming into this world, we came with nothing, then getting here we realize that we need to get some things that will keep our live going, we started in pursuit of those things, unfortunately they are not so easy to get. Then some goes hard for it, while some wait patiently till they get it. Truthfully, those things keep us going in this sinful world but they are all vanity because they will all come to an end someday.
Wealth, riches, properties, certificate,children, position, career, ambition, will all be separated from you when you die, and just the way you came with nothing, you will go with nothing. This objectively doesn't mean that we can't find means of having a good life for ourself, its only to remind us that whatever we have here on this earth can not last forever. Thus, we need to be good to others, prepare ourself for the eternity, After all, "man can not live by bread alone".

**HGP**


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   Re: VANITY by: Francis(m) .:. Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 04:46:32:pm GMT

As death is inevitable, no one knows the exact time death will come. Both rich and poor, young and old should know that one day, we will all leave this world without taking a pin along. We came to this world naked, we will all leave naked. All our journey and pursuits on this Earth will all come to an end one day. So why taking the things of the world more serious than where we are going after death?, Why don't we think about eternity?..
All materialistics will depreciate one day but the joy in heavenly home everlasting.
The Bible says what is the profit/gain of a man, who gain all the whole world, and losses his soul?.. All is vanity.
Although, There is sweetness in the things of the world but the end is always destruction.
Seek Jesus first and all the good things will be given to you, and even if you don't have it in this world, you will surely have it in heaven.


**Francis**


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   Re: VANITY by: Abiodun(m) .:. Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 08:56:35:pm GMT

vanity. it's when you are talking about vanity. it refers to someone finding themselves very lmportant. however. they are usually not as great as they think they are which is why you get the second definition of being worthless or futile someone who looks in the mirror a lot has a high degree of vanity. Ecc 4 vs 4. and I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbour. this too is meaningless. a chasing after the wind. 5 vs 10 .whoever loves money never has money enough. whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. this too is meaningless. 1 vs 14 .i have seen all the things that are done under the sun. all of them are meaningless. a chasing after the wind. 2 vs 21. for a man may do his work with wisdom. knowledge and skill. and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. this too is meaningless and a great misfortune
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