It is quite amazing to me how long it takes us to grasp things that we already know.
For instance, Solomon, the wisest man that has ever walked the earth, wrote in Ecclesiastes that everything is vanity. We can translate that into everything is meaningless.
We already know this but we have a habit of attributing value to many things that will end up in a recycling center or a landfill.
We place value on cars, books, smart phones, houses and other frivolous trinkets. It is not that these things are not important or serve no purpose. However, they really have no value.
We should let the Bible redefine our definition of value.
According to the apostle Paul, we should not account our lives as having value.
What Paul says, echoes what Solomon said in Ecclesiastes, everything is meaningless.
Think about this:
Nobody cares what your GPA in high school was.
Nobody cares how many Facebook friends or Twitter followers you have.
The number of awards and trophies you have mean nothing.
The college that you graduated from…completely irrelevant.
Furthermore, my marriage has no value. The fact that I am both a dad and a pastor…meaningless.
If our lives really are meaningless, is there anything that we can attribute value and worth to? Yes.