Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
Answers, justification, peace, and shame or repentance, if you will have it, are all the prevue of God. It is however the effort of men to produce such things, to bring to mankind these things. Those who do that will never admit there is a God much less their’ glory to God.
Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
I have seen rich men commit suicide and genius go insane. The common denominator in all is a failure to find true satisfaction at the end of all that they accomplished, vexation of spirit. I am sure that there are many more that appear to have pride of life, which is an appearance to us, but does not speak to the issues of their true heart nor their end. Such is the condition of pride of life.
Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Heaven forbid that they should allow anyone else be the source of their satisfaction, joy and gladness. After all their anthem is “Look what I have done.”
Vexation of spirit is a waste of time.