(KJV.) ECCLESIASTES 4:1
(1) So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter, and on the side of their oppressors there was power, but they had no comforter.
VANITY AND VEXATION OF SPIRITS
Brethren, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior taught the multitudes on the mountain; said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." refer to Matthew 6:33; essentially, we should not worry too much about our welfare in this world, strive for worldly possessions, rather search for ways to enter into the kingdom of our Father, know his godly principles, love one another, act according to his expectations, walk in his righteousness; if we obey him, there is nothing to worry about, to acquire materialistic things of this world, they are automatically ours as his believers: however, regardless of how believers strive to stay focus in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, there are challenges to overcome every day, stay focus in the faith of his righteousness; why? Because we live in the world full of darkness and are distracted, enticed by its materialistic contents, to yearn after material possessions, enslave our lives to the enemy of our souls: regardless of what is going on in this world, believers are overcomers, all we have to do, is to stay connected to the source of our faith; Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, read his words daily, to lighten our hearts out of temptations, not to yield our members to ungodliness.
In the above text, the preacher lamented over what is happening in the world; ways in which cruelty and injustices prevail against innocent lives, the agonies, and tears of the sufferings people; saying, though they cry out loudly, there seem to be no comforts insights, no one cares about their wailings or predicaments, offer comforts to their wounded souls; but oppressors continue to exercise strict authorities, pester with their souls; therefore, there is nothing new under the sun, whatever is going on negatively in this world, has happened before, for the preacher to lament accordingly; however, as believers, let us not be shaken in faith, believe in our Father, believe also and Jesus Christ, we are covered by his blood; no evil works can materialize upon believers lives; however, let us not enjoy this grace alone, but reach out into the suffering world, preach the gospel truth, comfort wounded hearts, set the captives free from the world of darkness, heal the sick, proclaim the second comings of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, the preacher also said; vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (Eccl.1:2): therefore, when we strive for material things of this world, at the end of our lives, die without taking any possession into graveyards is vanity, we lived our lives vain; also, to be oppressed by evil works of men, worry about issues of this life, without solutions, this is also vanity and vexation of spirits; however, there is one major solution to our problems, and that is Jesus Christ, he is our peace, without him, we can not have peace in this world; but with him, though there are strives, oppressions in this world, there will be peace within our hearts forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Eccl. 5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.