I TRAVEL the world to gain bragging rights,
unaware that I am but a puff of smoke.
I ASCEND ladders to procure my success,
unaware that I am but a vanishing mist.
I SQUANDER earnings and lavish myself with pleasures,
unaware that I am but a wisp of fog.
FOOLISH is the wisp that believes it is a sturdy tower.
ODIOUS is the mist that believes it is the rolling thunder.
IGNOBLE is the puff of smoke that exalts itself as mighty.
Your Righteousness I will seek;
Your Ways I will follow.
I STAND untroubled by my weaknesses,
for You make me strong.
I EMBRACE my hardships,
for You make me victorious.
I DELIGHT in opposition,
for You stand with me.
I POSSESS great wealth,
a richness of faith.
I WILL stand highly respected,
for the good deeds I do in secret.
“LISTEN! You who say,
‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this city and stay a year and make money.’ You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? It is like fog. You see it and soon it is gone. What you should say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” But instead you are proud. You talk loud and big about yourselves. All such pride is sin. If you know what is right to do but you do not do it, you sin.” James 4:13-17
In light of eternity,
we are but a puff of smoke;
the world and its lusts are passing away.
What awaits the lowly in Heaven?
Treasures beyond the imagination.
Daughters and sons of the Most High King.
faithful and royal hearts.
Let joy ignite!