If we follow the advice of the world, we will build our own mini-kingdoms without much concern with God’s opinion of our work. How many people live their lives, set their goals, and make their plans without any place for God’s Word? Our passage today deals with the vanity of our worldly plans, of the plans we make without considering the Lord. If we are going to build something that lasts, we must build it around God – around His purposes and His character. God is building His kingdom. It will last. The question for each of us is whether we are on His agenda or our own.