Under the Son

By Linda Tancs

Author and humanitarian Bob Goff once said, “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered… Now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” That statement reminds me of King Solomon’s observation in Ecclesiastes. He compared life under the sun (this worldly existence) with life under the Son. His conclusion? It’s all vanity under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:14).

Misplaced pursuits and striving after worldly notions of success are destined to remain unsatisfying because they don’t reflect our higher purpose. Our highest purpose and duty, Solomon concluded, is to worship God and obey His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Life is sweetest under the Son.