Imagine building a massive structure without the benefits of heavy machinery. Imagine thousands of men struggling to build the foundation required to support the weight of structure. Know that despite the best efforts of all those thousands their foundation must eventually fail. Everything we build, and everything we build upon, must eventually fail and crumble.
Look at our day. Where once men built things to last, we constantly replace the old with new and improved things. Is that the solution? Do we constantly replace the worn and obsolete with the new and improved? Can any man in some way save himself from the inevitably of death? As we race to “build back better” (see ‘Build Back Better’ – The Latest Code Phrase for Green Global Tyranny (breitbart.com)), is our world still falling apart?
Is new always an improvement? We have a new administration in Washington D.C. Is it an improvement? Will each new administration always be an improvement? No.
What is life under the sun? Life under the sun is a life lived without regard for our Creator. Life under the sun is a life lived as if everything depends upon something or some man, even “me,” supposedly the font of all wisdom. It is that “other guy” who is the fool.
So, what can we do when the fool is so foolish he foolishly destroys the foundations upon which we have built? Long ago King David gave us the solution.
David’s friends advised him to flee and to hide. They pointed to the wicked seeking his life. They said the foundations — the social order and the law — were coming apart. They said there was no one he could turn to for help. Then David corrected his friends. He pointed to our Creator. David observed there is only one foundation which cannot be destroyed. There is only one foundation upon which we can stand for eternity, the Kingdom of God. If we want our lives to have some significance — and to last — then we must build upon the foundation which our Lord has given us, Himself and His Word.
In the past, America built upon the example of Jesus and His teachings. Using the Bible, the Americans who framed our Constitution built upon the example of Jesus and His teachings. Therefore, they called our rights God-given and inalienable. Today our leaders think they give us our rights. Instead of allowing each of us to turn to our Creator to seek perfection, our leaders demand that we turn to them and allow them to mold us into perfect human beings.
Thus, we have a choice. We can choose futility, to live our lives under the sun, or we can strive with all our hearts, mind, strength, and soul to build upon the foundation our Creator has given us to build.