5864 futility

5864 futility

All human life and human systems are ultimately useless without God, because death comes to all. God wants to deliver people from their futile ways.

Human life is futile

The brevity of life Ps 89:47 See also Job 7:6-7; Job 14:1-2; Ps 39:4-5; Ecc 6:12; Isa 40:6-7; Jas 4:14

Death is the destiny of all Job 9:22; Ecc 3:19-20; Ecc 9:2

The dead are forgotten Ps 103:15-16; Ecc 1:11; Ecc 2:16; Ecc 9:5

Human endeavour is futile

Ecc 1:14 The writer speaks of human life without reference to God. See also Ps 39:6; Ps 127:2; Ecc 2:10-23; Hab 2:13; Jas 1:11

Human thoughts are futile

Ps 94:11 See also 1Co 3:19-20; Ro 1:21; Eph 4:17-18

Human attitudes are futile

Self-confidence is futile Isa 16:6 See also Jer 48:29-30; Lk 1:51-52

Relying solely on human help is futile Jer 17:5 See also Ps 60:11 pp Ps 108:12; Ps 146:3-4; Isa 2:22; Isa 30:1-5; Isa 31:1-3; La 4:17

False religion is futile

Idolatry is futile 2Ki 17:15 See also 1Sa 12:21; Ps 31:6; Jer 2:5; Jer 10:8,14-15; Jer 16:19; Jnh 2:8

Divination is futile Isa 8:19-22; Eze 13:6-9; Zec 10:2

Human religious systems are futile 1Ki 18:29 See also Isa 16:12; Jer 10:5; Ac 5:36-38; Col 2:20-23

Nominal religion is futile

Religious observance without true faith is futile Isa 1:13 See also Mal 3:14; Mt 15:8-9 pp Mk 7:6-7; 1Co 3:1-3; Jas 1:26

Mere religious language is futile Tit 3:9 See also Jer 7:8; La 2:14; Eph 5:6; Col 2:18; 1Ti 1:6; 2Ti 2:14; 2Pe 2:18

Christian endeavour using only human strength is futile Jn 15:5; 1Co 3:12-15

Hearing God’s word without responding to it is futile Heb 4:2 See also Mt 7:26-27; Mt 13:19-22; Jas 1:22-24; Jas 2:20

Sin is futile because it achieves nothing

Jer 13:10 See also Ps 2:1; Ps 112:10; Ps 119:118; Pr 10:28; Pr 11:7; Jer 51:58; Eph 5:11

Faithfulness to God may seem to be futile

Ps 73:13 See also Job 34:9; Ecc 7:15; Ecc 8:14; Isa 49:4

God wants to deliver people from futile ways

1Pe 1:18 See also 2Ti 2:21

See also

4015life
4030world, behaviour in
4190spiritism
5067suicide
5839dissatisfaction
5845emptiness
6203mortality
8032trust, lack of
8748false religion
8768idolatry
8784nominal religion
8820self-confidence

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