Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 28 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 3: No Profit Under The Sun!)

By admin On April 18th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 28

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 3: “No Profit Under The Sun!” 

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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“Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,

and on the labor that I had labored to do:

and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit,

and there was no profit under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 2:11

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The wonderful Book of Ecclesiastes was given to show us that life is meaningless without Salvation…

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Listen… “Vanity (meaningless) of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he takes under the sun? One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth abides for ever.” Ecclesiastes 1:2-4

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Yes, this word “vanity” actually translates as, “meaningless and empty or void or worthless”.

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And if there was ever a person who could look proudly upon all his past accomplishments, it was Solomon! Because Solomon had it all!

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And so, God especially chose Solomon to share his own personal wisdom that, “all is vanity (meaningless) and empty”

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Dore – Solomon – Proverbs – Wikipedia – Public domain 

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CASTLES OF SAND

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So how about this busSand castle, Cannon Beach by Curt Smith wikimedia share-alike licensey world? 

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Just look at all the construction going on! Just look at all the people, like busy little ants, going back and forth to their daily labor! Behold all those industrious entrepreneurs who work night and day, to build their empires, big and little!

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What about them?

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To all these, the answer comes echoing down through the corridors of time… “Vanity (meaningless) of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity (meaningless)!”

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Yes, all the labor that you or I will perform will all get washed away like castles of sand, as each new generation comes in like each new tide washes to the shore!

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Sand castle, Cannon Beach – by Curt Smith – Wikimedia – Share-alike License.

New York Times Square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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ALL WILL BE FORGOTTEN!

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Sand castle, Cannon Beach by Curt Smith wikimedia share-alike licenseOr what about all those years of schooling a person goes through in a lifetime? 

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Or what about all the exciting adventures that we enjoy?

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Or those mountains we conquered?

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Or those exotic vacations?

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Or those interesting places we visited?

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The voice of the Wise Man still echoes down to this present generation… “Vanity (meaningless) of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity (meaningless)!”

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Yes, it’s all meaningless! Soon all will be forgotten, as if it never happened!

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Woman in Mediterranian – Wikipaintings – US Public Domain

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BETTER TO HAVE NOT BEEN BORN

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Sand castle, Cannon Beach by Curt Smith wikimedia share-alike licenseListen again to Solomon, the Preacher…  If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.” Ecclesiastes 6:3

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Solomon is telling us that all the people of this world can do nothing good!

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A miscarriage would be better than to live for a hundred years without Salvation!

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Hearst Castle – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License

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ALL GO TO ONE PLACE: THE GRAVE

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Sand castle, Cannon Beach by Curt Smith wikimedia share-alike licenseListen as Solomon continues… “For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness. Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other. Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?” Ecclesiastes 6:4-6

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Here it is revealed that death will soon come along and wash away all that a man or woman accomplishes.

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And his or her name will be covered in the darkness of death!

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Calvary Cemetery Queens – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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NO PROFIT OF ALL A MAN’S LABOR

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Sand castle, Cannon Beach by Curt Smith wikimedia share-alike license

Listen again to the Wise Man… “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 2:11

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As it says here, without Salvation, life is totally meaningless.

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Because, as Solomon continued to speak concerning the grave, “…for the memory of them (mankind) is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6 

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And so, without Salvation, everything we do, good or bad, is soon buried with us! And time will wash away anything that we leave standing under the sun! It all goes back to the earth!

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sand – desert – Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dali – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheers!_(3162940696).jpgListen to Paul’s take on all this… “If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.” 1st Corinthians 15:32

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As Paul says here, if there is no Salvation, then all is meaningless… “let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die!”

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Hands Toasting Drinks – Cheers! Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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ON JUDGMENT DAY

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One day, very soon, each one of us will stand before God. 

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And we will find out on that day, the only work (of God) that really mattered, was that we conformed our heart into the image of Jesus.

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And if we had children, did we bring them up to love Jesus, or merely to love this selfish world? 

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The voice of the Wise Man still echoes through the corridors of time… “Vanity (meaningless) of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity (meaningless)!”

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GOOD NEWS!

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But amidst all this sad commentary, there is some Good News!

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There is still Salvation!

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And God has left open the door of mercy, so that a man, woman, or child can still get in!

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Yes, God has left the door to everlasting life still open!

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And once we enter in, then will our lives have mattered!

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Then, as we joyfully walk through those golden highways of love throughout eternity, the often sad years that we spent on this sad ol’ planet will not have been in vain!

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE…JULY 19 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 4: The Eternal Beauty Salon!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, I choose to become one of the truly rich souls, having everlasting life. Guide me up the Heavenward pathway, day-by-day…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”, or you can also read this shorter article… February 7th (Why Not Just Eat, Drink & Be Merry?)”                                                      

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

 

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And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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FLOWER CONSTELLATION BOWS DOWN…

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AUGUST 28TH, 2011

"Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Springtime)Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

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It has become apparent, on this date, that as summer draws to a close, this Flower of the Field” “Constellation appears to bend almost completely down. This occurs as it travels into the western skies. It somehow rotates in order to produce this effect. This is a very wonderful phenomenon…and biblical too! After all, the Bible says “the grass withers and the flower falls away”. And that’s exactly what this flower constellation seems to do. It almost seems to be bowing itself…in the direction of that bright and beautiful star, “Arcturus” (which represents Jesus). This would make sense. After all, Scripture states…

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"Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Autumn) Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

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“…unto me (the Lord), every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear… Bel bows down, Nebo stoops… They stoop, they bow down together… Listen to me… all you remnant of the house of Israel (God’s people)… which are carried from the womb: And even to your old age I am he… even I will carry, and will deliver you.” Isaiah 46″1-4 (condensed)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

“May 29 (New Revelations!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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