According to the Wisest Man in the World (Solomon).
Excerpts from His Book – Ecclesiastics
EVERYTHING is…Smoke… Meaningless… Vanity.
Nothing but Smoke… Meaninglessness… Vanity
There’s nothing to Anything – its all Smoke…. Meaningless…. Vanity.
One generation comes and goes
~ For who can Live Forever?
The Sun comes up and goes down
~ Day cannot remain in perpetuity
The wind blows south, the wind blows north
~ Who knows where it cometh from or goeth to?
All rivers flow into the sea, but the sea never fills up, it keeps flowing and then starts all over again.
~ It constantly flows without ceasing
What was will be again, what happened will happen again. There’s absolutely nothing new under the sun.
Its just that nobody remembers.
Also note that after a while nobody will remember what happens tomorrow.
~ Everything is repetitive; Nothing is New
…. I have looked most carefully into Everything; I have diligently searched out all that is done under the sun.
There’s not much to write home about.
I have seen it all and its nothing but smoke-smoke, and spitting into the wind.
Life’s a cockscrew that can’t be straightened; A kind of minus that won’t add up.
… Then I realized that my Fate’s the same as a fool’s….
At this point I had to ask myself,
“so why bother being wise?”…its all smoke…
O yes king or servant, smart, wise, rich, successful or stupid, foolish and poor…Everyone dies, and that’s it….
…The best you can do with your life is to have a good time and get by the best way you can…
After you die what’s there again?
The way it is, is that we are SUBJECT to DIVINE FATE.
Whether we feast or fast, its up to God.
Because of His Love and Mercy, God Favours some and Chooses to Give them Wisdom, Knowledge, Peace, Hope, Faith, Grace and Joy.
But to others He has assigned a life of hard labor, and these end up turning their wages over to God’s Favoured ones.