What is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.
—2 Corinthians 4:18
Babylon was once the most famous city in the world. Its Hanging Gardens was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
In 100 A.D., Ephesus had a population of 500,000. Its Temple of Artemis was the largest building of the time and also one of the Seven Wonders of the World:
Babylon is no more. Ephesus is no more.
The time will come when the dazzling buildings, upscale shops, classy hotels, and high-dollar restaurants in our big cities will be no more.
Positions are also temporary. Whether you’re a dishwasher or head honcho, it’s a temporary job. Whether you live in a shack or a mansion, it’s temporary housing.
One sure way to miss meaning in life is to hitch your happiness to things that are temporary.
Our luxurious surroundings are future ruins.