Guest Author

Pastor Rod Holler, Sr.
Senior Pastor – Cape Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida

Today’s Scripture: For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool. Ecclesiastes 2:16

Solomon addresses a very real truth of life. History remembers very few people.

Are you striving to be remembered by this world? If you are, then take this simple test.

1 – Who are the 9 members of the United States Supreme Court?
2 – Who is the President of Peru?
3 – Who was Alexander the Great’s right hand man?
4 – Who was Napoleon’s mother?
5 – Who was the third person to walk on the moon?

Earthly speaking, these are important people. But most people cannot answer these questions. Then why should we think that this world will remember us?

This is Solomon’s very point; the world will not remember us. We must not live for the fame of this world. That recognition will quickly pass. Rather, we must live for eternity.

Sometimes I reflect on the fact that I can name only one of my great-grandparents. Then I must realize that the chances are good that my own great-grandchildren will not know my name!

This world will not remember most of us, and eventually it will forget all of us. Therefore, let us keep our priorities in order. God maintains the perfect record, and only what we do for Him will last.