“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].”
(Ecclesiastes 1:2 AMP)
I heard a story about a customer who had gone to a store to pick up a dress. Apparently, something didn’t seem good to them, so they spent some time arguing with the salesclerk. “It’s just a dress,” they were told. They missed the point. The occasion was more important than the dress.
Some things in life are just not worth our time and energy. We spend so much of it on things that are not important, that won’t matter in the long run. But sadly, the things that do matter, well, they’re the last thing on our mind. The writer of Ecclesiastes had it all. Yet it is he who tells us that life is meaningless without God. In fact, he emphasizes this point throughout the book. Learn to appreciate and focus on what’s more important in life because at the end of the day, a dress is just a dress.
Life without God no matter how seemingly valuable leads to emptiness. -Unknown