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15 Bible Verses about Futility Of Worldly Pursuits

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Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:21

For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life.

Mark 8:36-37

For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? For what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Job 20:4-5

Don't you know this from old time, since man was placed on earth, that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Psalm 17:14

from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.

Luke 16:25-26

"But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish. Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'

Ecclesiastes 12:8

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher. "All is vanity!"

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."

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