SPF 220: Meaningless! Meaningless! Is Everything Really Meaningless?

We’ve heard the cry of meaninglessness or vanity of vanities in Ecclesiastes, but does that really mean everything under the sun is meaningless? Today I am exploring the joy, humility, and lessons on the Sovereign God from Ecclesiastes and how we can prove faithful when that dish you just washed, gets dirty again.

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Life Hack – Make Your Own Ranch

Here’s my friend’s recipe (I add a little milk or cream to thin it out a bit):

  • 1 cup mayo (watch for inflammatory oils)

  • 1/2 sour cream

  • 1/2 tsp of each: dried chives, dill, parsley

  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder)

  • 1/4 tsp dried onion

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

  • Milk or cream to thin out.

***Add spices to your taste and enjoy!!***

Vanities of Vanities!

Vanity of vanities says the preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity what does a man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:2-3

One of the most insightful things that I learned from the book, is that vanity does not mean it’s meaningless but rather a vain repetition repetition that we can’t possibly figure out, but for the Christian God gives us joy in the repetition.

So what is God’s purpose to make life into this inscrutable repetition?

  • Our humility

  • God’s Sovereignty

  • Our joy

“The great Hebrew philosopher who wrote this book called Ecclesiastes calls us to joy, but to a joy which thinks, a joy which does not shrink back from the hard questions. He calls us to meditation, but to a meditation which does not despair. And as he points out repeatedly, shutting off every avenue of escape, only believers can enjoy the vanity which surrounds us on every side.” – Doug Wilson Joy at the End of the Tether

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