The Fading of Earthly Glories, As Seen on TV

According to the video below, the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” is being replaced; there is now a new “Most Interesting Man in the World.”

And the Verizon “Can you hear me now” guy has defected to Sprint.

What is this world coming to? How can this be?

Scripture says, We have here no lasting city (Heb 13:14). There is a well-known saying that used to be etched on many fireplaces: Sic transit gloria mundi (Thus passes the glory of the world). Yes, worldly things are fleeting; honors fade. The person at the top will be replaced. Someday, even the names of the most popular and famous people today will be met with responses like this: “Who? Never heard of him!”

As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over, and he is gone,
and his place knows him no more
(Psalm 103:15-16).

2 Replies to “The Fading of Earthly Glories, As Seen on TV”

  1. We are like grass or a flower in a field, the wind blows and we are gone. Last year, I had a poignant appreciation of this verse. We tore down the house that I grew up in. My parents lived there for decades. At the same time, the building my mom worked in for decades was torn down. I watched the destruction and realized that though my mom was well liked during her life, very few now remember her or think of her. Most of the people that I grew up with have died. Like a flower here for a day then gone, my mother has passed from this world. Similarly, I spent decades working in industry. I worked hard and enjoyed my job, but with a change in management, my efforts were no longer needed. All of the extra hours may as well have been spent at the beach enjoying myself because my hard work was forgotten. I am not bitter because I had an exit strategy well before the change in management. God guided me to another career where I could use my talents to serve Him rather than mammon. Yet I am reminded that only things that we do for God will last. Thank you for your preaching that leads us back to the Word of God.

  2. Just more socio-propaganda… this guy is NOT very interesting! I am reminded of the parable of the man seating himself in the place of honor at the wedding banquet only to be kicked down to the last place (Luke 14:7-14). Striving for the places of honor in this world will only bring us to the last places in Heaven. Instead we should be striving for the things of God, the things of humility, like being servants to others, then Jesus will bring us to REAL places of honor, to the first places of Heaven.

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