But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”(James 3:17-18)
As long as we still live under the sun, we will always have opportunity to join the preacher in his saying: Vanity all is vanity. But as we acknowledge God and make Him Lord over our life, we will find joy and purpose for our life, though it is just a short journey here on earth because we know that our home is not here but with God.
Life on earth is the opportunity for us to join in God’s work for His purpose: to reconcile the sinners to Himself through Christ and in the power of the Spirit. Because of this, we as the privileged one are also the responsible one: to submit ourselves to God and to proclaim the peace and to share the love of our Father.
Only God knows human heart. We can do many good things, but our motive and purpose can be wrong. By having humility we can understand that wisdom and knowledge can only bring satisfaction when we acknowledge that God is above all our human understanding and knowledge.
Fear God and obey His commandments is the final conclusion of the Ecclesiastes and it is the beginning of the Book of Proverbs. God is the Alpha and Omega, which has no beginning and end thus we must involve God and acknowledge Him in all we do, from the very beginning to the very end because our life is from Him and when we finish our journey, we will also go back to Him. Amen.
- Jenni Wang