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. That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past. - Ecclesiastes 3:14-15
Man thinks he is pretty important. He always has. He tried to build a huge monument to make a name for himself at Babel and he still tries to make those monuments.
The sad thing is that the works of men eventually end. The monuments eventually fall. All that man does is temporal.
But when God does it it is done. What God does lasts forever. Man can’t add to or take away from the work of God. Everything we see today has been seen and everything coming has been seen. There is indeed nothing new under the sun. Because God’s work lasts forever men ought to stand in awe of His power.
This is why we read ‘don’t look at the visible things of this world, but the invisible. The visible things are temporary but the invisible forever’ and ‘set your affection on things above, not on things below.’
We have to live in this world. But it is important that we emphasise the eternal – for those things are going to last forever.
What God does is done – what man does will eventually fail.