[b]Something either to dissatisfy or nauseate[/b](Thomas Watson, "A Treatise Concerning Meditation")Meditate upon the vanity of the creature.When you have sifted out the finest flour that the creature can give, you will find something either to dissatisfy or nauseate. The best wine has its froth, the sweetest rose has its prickles, and the purest comforts have their dregs. The creature cannot be said to be full--unless we say that it is full of vanity. The world is like a broken mirror--which shows a false beauty.Meditation on worldly vanity would be like the digging about the roots of a tree, to loosen it from the earth. Let a Christian think thus with himself, "Why am I so serious about such a worthless vanity? If the whole earth were changed into a globe of gold--it could not fill my heart!" This would much loosen our hearts from the world, and be an excellent preservative against the love of earthly things. Meditation on the creature's vanity would make us lookafter more solid comforts--the favor of God, the blood of Christ, the influences of the Spirit. When I see that the life which I fetch from the cistern is vain--I will go the more to the ocean! In Christ there is an inexhaustible treasury! When a man finds the bough begin to break, he lets go of the bough, and catches hold on the tree. Just so, when we find the creature to be but a rotten bough, then by faith we shall catch hold on Christ, the tree of life! Rev. 2:7. The creature is but a shaking reed; God is the immovable rock of ages!
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
We can't seem to see the vanity in this world.As the word of God says, it is passing away.Our life is but a vapour, and it is what God wants that should be all that our life consists of.God wants to be glorified.Any other goal in life is meaningless.It is said multiple times in Ecclesiates 'Vanity'Never was a truer word spoken concerning this subject.God bless.