Vanity means, ‘vain.
Vain’ means,‘no real value and serves no purpose.’
Why would David and Solomon believe that all that they saw in the world had no real value and nothing they saw served any real purpose?
‘empty,’ which is ‘lacking of thought or awareness.’
Since nothing in this world was filling King David and Solomon, then it must have been things NOT of this world that they needed and wanted. Did David and Solomon want to be ‘aware’ of the things of Gods world? Did they want the Kingdom of God… instead of their earthy treasures? It seems that is what they are saying.
Think of that. Both these men had it all and still were not at peace. They lacked, but it was not a material lack, it was a spiritual lack.
Seriously stop a minute and think. Do you think you have it all? Enough money? Enough health? Enough love? Enough of the things of this world? If you do, are you not still ‘lacking something? A lack you feel deep within you? And maybe you too, feel a ‘bit empty. If you do, its God you are lacking.
How many years ago did David, and Solomon say the same thing and still no one GETS IT. The real treasures are the ones found in the Kingdom of Gods Consciousness. In the Spiritual Realm…that INNER REALM.
Do you have much, and still feel some kind of a lack? If so, stop being vain, and devote more time to KNOWING God? UNDERSTANDING God. That is the only way to be fulfilled. The only way to have real lasting PEACE.