Vanity upon vanity, a chase after the wind, a race of futility, a chase after the shadow. The life of a man is very short. He worked all his life, acquired as much as he desired, but reap sorrow in the end. It’s a useless life, a life of futility.
Nothing a man can give in exchange for his soul. He who pursues one pattern of life and abandon his own soul in a corner will bite his finger in the end. No matter how much he acquires, his soul will suffer in the end when the time comes. Every life a man lives is spiritual. Once he fails to acknowledge his Creator by abiding by His Rules and Commands, his life will end up in a place of darkness.
What benefit is in it when a man scatters his life around? He scatters around the blessings that the Father gave to him. When will he gather them together again? Is it after his death? Though they may come together to bury him, but the legacy of sorrow he’s laid down in their lives can never be forgotten.
O man, wake up! Every man is a father, and he must take after the Father. A father who doesn’t take after his Father is a useless father. This is the life of men. We love the things of this Earth. We spread seed of evil everywhere hoping we’ll find happiness through it. Yet, happiness is far from us because we don’t take after the Father.
The time is coming, and it’s approaching, when each one will stand at that gate and answer just one question: How have you spent the time We gave you? There, tears will flow like a river, for going backward will be too late and there won’t be any chance of going forward. But while the day is still bright, turn back from running the race of futility. Watch your back! A man who travels on a lonely road will always watch his back. Watch your back, I mean watch your back.