On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness

2999686236_8d1c326a8aA good friend in my Bible Study referred to this poem during one of our discussions.  I thought it prudent, at this time in our history, to share it with my friends.

‘On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness’

The tusks which clashed in mighty brawls
Of mastodons, are billiard balls.

The sword of Charlemagne the Just
Is Ferric Oxide, known as rust.

The grizzly bear, whose potent hug,
Was feared by all, is now a rug.

Great Caesar’s bust is on the shelf,
And I don’t feel so well myself.

— Arthur Guiterman

History repeats itself.  Nothing new is under the sun.

1Corinthians 2:5-9 ……that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.  None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”–

Photo by Lauren (Creative Commons Attribution License)


2 responses to this post.

  1. loved how you said, what I was thinking….lol

  2. Posted by fromthebalcony on September 2, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Thank you!

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