I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. – Ecclesiastes 3v14
Man often thinks that he is really something. We can look way back to the Tower of Babel when those folks wanted to build a great tower to make a name for themselves that would not be forgotten.
It is amazing to see what has happened to man's greatest accomplishments as time has gone by. I don't need to go any farther than this little island for an illustration. All across the landscape here we see the ruins of great castles. In their time they were the picture of wealth, prosperity, safety, and protection. I think of Trim Castle, not too far away. It was built on a hill on the edge of the Pale. Its walls were whitewashed so that it gleamed in the sun. It had several walls of protection. It must have seemed like it would last forever.
It is still impressive, but it has been in ruins for several hundred years. Little is left of the splendour that was once there.
No matter how formidable they seem all of man's works are temporary. One day they will all be burned up. One day it will all be gone.
On the other hand whatever God does will be forever. It will endure. Man cannot add to to it or take away from it. God does that since so that all men will know who He is and reverence Him.
The question we have to consider is where we spend our time and effort. What is important to us? Is it the temporary things of man or the eternal things of God?
Why do we put so much effort into what is going to pass away and so little into what will last forever?