Category Archives: Vanity
“Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” (1 Samuel 15:30) NIV
Have you ever met someone who you thought had an over inflated ego? Someone who had an enormous sense of self-importance? King Saul found himself in a situation where he placed more value on what the people thought of him than he did his role of being God’s anointed king and made a bad decision that ultimately cost him his kingdom.
In the dictionary vanity is given two separate meanings 1. excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements and 2. the quality of being worthless or futile.
What a contradiction in terms to show such value in one term and such worthlessness in another. This is the contradiction of life……..that one places value in the vanity of their own destiny at the hands of their own making therefore rendering the quality worthless or futile.
This is also the lie that leads so many astray. They see what is perceived to be value based upon their vanity, but what they get is worthless based upon its true essence.