Known to Bust Bubbles

Douglas Wilson recently tweeted the following:

“The vanity of all carnal honor is a vapor, a cloud.  Some try to address this by making the cloud bigger.”

The entire book of Ecclesiastes comes to mind, but I thought I’d quote some other verses instead:

“Let not he being deceived trust in vanity; for his reward shall be vanity” (Job 15:31).

“Why have the nations raged and the peoples are meditating on vanity?” (Psalm 2:1)

“O sons of men, until when shall My glory be for a reproach? Will you love vanity? Will you run after a lie? Selah” (Psalm 4:2).

“You correct a man with rebukes over iniquity; and as a moth You melt away what he desires. Surely every man is vanity. Selah” (Psalm 39:11).

“…and He ended their days in vanity, and their years in sudden terror” (Psalm 78:33).

To requote the Dougy tweet:

“The vanity of all carnal honor is a vapor, a cloud.  Some try to address this by making the cloud bigger.”

The ungodly gazing on vanity and loving profanity address the impending trouble. Vainglorious efforts are doubled. Buried beneath the wrath and rubble. Refusing to kiss the Son and be humbled. Their buoyancy pictured through the Biblical Hubble:

“Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD” (Obadiah 1:4).

“God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble” (James 4:6).

And what do we learn?  That He’s known to bust bubbles (see Psalm 2).

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