THE PURSUIT OF VANITY AND THE GLORY OF SELF

“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 1:2

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“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 1:2

 

The word says in 1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”  Some confuse in this particular verse that the word “the world” is speaking of “the world – earth” which is not the case at all. What John is speaking of is, to be clear, is those things in the world which capture the heart of men which give rise to self, that promotes self and glorifies self. It literally means the sinfulness of things in this life which are void of God and his spirit. Anything which leads the person to evil tendencies, which lifts of the god of this world (who is Satan) is wrong and it is idolatry. This is…

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