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The Uselessness and Usefulness of Humankind - 1

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The wisdom keys in this article may sound harsh and disturbing. However, that’s the hard truth about humankind. I am writing this article to help you know the limitation of humanity. The wisdom in this article will make you humble and, at the same time, empower you to pursue a purposeful life.

Lastly, the Word of God (the Holy Bible) is the foundation of these wisdom keys. Whatever the Word of God says is true and final (unchangeable). Initially, I didn’t want to write or share these wisdom keys because I felt the Holy Spirit revealed this wisdom for my personal use.

However, I felt in my spirit to write and share these unique wisdom keys with you. As stated, the wisdom keys and revelations I’m about to share with you will make you humble and, at the same time, revive your inner power.


What is man?

Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Job 14:1-2 KJV

King Solomon, the Son of David, makes us understand that a man (including a female) born of a woman is of few days. Secondly, he writes that humankind's days are full of troubles. This truth applies to you if you have parents who are dead or alive.

Our days on earth are limited. We will encounter unexpected things in life. Some can be good, whiles some can be evil. Solomon further states that we are like flowers (trees). We are cut down. Within minutes, we become like shadows.


[As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more

Psalms 103:15-16 KJV

Our days are like the grass (flowers) of the field. It flourishes at a specific season. When the wind blows over the flower, it loses its strength like a female in her youthful stage. She looks pretty.

Give her time. Her face begins to crumble. Her body parts start to depreciate as time passes. That is how humankind's life is. When you cut down a tree, its leaves die. We are like trees with leaves.

A time will come God will cut (kill) the tree. We will not live forever in this corrupt body. Every man born of a woman has an appointment with death (see Hebrews 9:27). God can decide that you do not see death.

Tyrants who taught no one could overthrow them are no more. They are in their graves. Talk of Osama Bin Laden, Sadam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, and Joseph Stalin. Some died in hospitals and homes.

Some were assassinated, while some died naturally. Talk of great men who made a positive impact. Kwame Nkrumah, Kenneth Hagin, Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham, Joseph Prince, Reinhardt Bonnke, Benson Idahosa, Steve Jobs, Moses, and Apostle Paul.

These men are dead but alive in the Spirit. In the same way, every man born of a woman will die. Monitor a flower. It blossoms at certain seasons. Give that grass (flower) time, and it will perish. That is how Solomon and David describe human beings.  


Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up.

In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

Psalms 90:5-6 KJV

In the morning or rainy season, the flower flourishes. The same flower perishes in the harmattan or dry season. That is the fate of human beings. When a tree is cut down, the leaves wither. Analyze trees when they are cut down.

Some trees bleed, but people do not see them. The physical tree has life. The dead tree and flowers are alerting you that you will become like them one day. The fact that you have blood means you can die, so humble yourself.

A wicked man (doctor, herbalist, friend, enemy, and family member) can decide to kill you. Someone can poison your food and drinks, and within seconds you will die. It takes the mercies of God to stay alive, so walk and live in humility.


God Almighty describes human beings

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh [is] grass, and all the goodliness thereof [is] as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people [is] grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isaiah 40:6-8 KJV

God Almighty describes all flesh (human beings) as the grass of the field. When the strong wind blows over the flower, it fades. Fading takes a process. That is how humankind ends. A child is born without teeth.

He grows with teeth and learns to walk. The child becomes old and starts using crutches. His eyes become dim, which weakens his eyesight. His legs become weak, which makes him unable to travel long distances. His teeth fall off, which makes him unable to eat heavy food. Finally, he dies. That is how humankind fades. It is the fate of humanity, and there is nothing you can do about it.


I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth you: who [art] thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man [that] shall die, and of the son of man [which] shall be made as grass;

Isaiah 51:12 KJV

The King of Kings and Lord of Lords declare that human beings are like grass. God is saying that why should we be afraid of another man? God is revealing our weakness. You are grass. I am a grass. We are like the grass of the field. We will fade away, so live wisely!


Apostle Peter reveals the state of human beings

For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

1 Peter 1:24 KJV

Peter declares that all flesh (human beings) is like grass. The grass is green in its flourishing state. However, the grass becomes brown in its fallen state. The glory of human beings is like the grass of the field.

We will fade like the grass of the field. Sometimes I marvel at the pride of some men and women. Most rich people think their money is “God.” Several women think their hair and body are gods, so they take pride in men in their youthful stage.

If only you knew how weak and vulnerable you are as a woman, you would be humble. Solomon, David, Peter, and God Almighty have declared that human beings are like the grass of the field.

Why do you pride in your limited knowledge and temporal wealth? Why do you look down on others when you are like the grass of the field? Why do you despise another human being when both of you are like the grass of the field?


Eight Hard Truths about human beings

are humans insignificant

1. Make a trip to the mortuary once in a while

Try visiting the mortuary. You will see that human beings are like dead animals. There is nothing special in the morgue. The poor, rich, old, and young rest in the same room. They are helpless and useless in that state.

My first time seeing human beings (corpses) in the mortuary humbled me. I saw a dead woman with her dead child lying beside her. The scent inside the mortuary room was so strong that it took me weeks to get rid of it.

In the mortuary, human beings (corpses) are treated anyhow. The workers in the morgue can do whatever they feel like doing to human beings when they become corpses because they are helpless.

Analyze dead animals. That is how human beings look when dead. You can watch videos of people who died in car accidents and autopsy videos on the internet (youtube or any relevant site) to live in wisdom.


2. Human beings are Ignorant

Naturally, human beings do not know everything. We are not omniscient. God Almighty is the only one who knows everything. Someone with higher knowledge or experience can take advantage of you.

Why do you think people become bankrupt after acquiring wealth? It is because of their ignorance. Some people die out of ignorance. Some people are in the hospital because they ate something they were not supposed to eat (ignorance).

Some people are in psychiatric hospitals because of ignorance. Mentally these people are going insane. It doesn’t matter how knowledgeable you are; you don’t know everything. That’s part of human nature. We learn by reading, watching, and listening to others. Let this wisdom guide you because someone can outsmart you with your limited knowledge. Humble yourself and learn from others.


3. Human beings are full of limitations

You cannot be in different places simultaneously unless you have some supernatural powers. Even with that power, you cannot be in other areas simultaneously as God Almighty does. Although technology is trying hard to make us omnipresent, they are limited.

You cannot simultaneously eat, drink, talk, read, walk, sleep, and work. It would help if you had others to help you accomplish specific duties. You cannot be in Ghana, India, Nigeria, and America while simultaneously transacting business with different people in your right mind because you are limited in your body.

Technology can help you, but you cannot act as you can. Technology helps, but it has limitations. Technology (artificial intelligence or robots) does not have souls (feelings or emotions).

They act with rules. It would be best if you had human beings to help you. You need other people’s help in your depressed and hopeless state. You need someone to encourage you. It would help if you had someone to share ideas with.

You need someone to help you financially, emotionally, socially, spiritually, psychologically, and physically. You need someone to help you work on specific projects because you are limited.


4. Human beings are full of evil

You cannot fully trust another man because he is imperfect (see Jeremiah 17:5-6). Humans are prone to think and do evil because of their Adamic nature. The natural man enjoys sin because the god of this world rules them. This is one reason you need wisdom. Absolute trust in human beings is an error because they can disappoint you. Build some trust in human beings but don’t put all your trust in them.


5. Human beings are too weak in life

Do you know that people die every day from mosquito bites? Mosquitoes are tiny animals, yet they can kill you with a bite. This shows you the weakness of human beings. Try visiting hospitals. You will see how vulnerable human beings are.

  • Do you remember the day you got sick?
  • How did you feel?
  • How did you see the world?

You are too weak to lift yourself above others. Humble yourself!


6. Human beings can be trapped

Human beings are so weak to the extent that they can be seduced. Several men are in trouble because women seduce them. The same applies to women in bondage. Don’t pride yourself in your knowledge and asset.

A woman can bring you down in a minute! A man can bring you down in a minute! Don’t pride yourself on your six-packs and beauty. A strong vessel can dominate you with strength, money, fame, and beauty. Try breaking the laws in your country. You will see the power of the military and the law court. You can be seduced, trapped, manipulated, and dominated, so humble yourself!


7. Human beings operate like animals

If you observe animals, you will see that they have a routine. They search for food and water. Animals eat, drink, procreate, socialize, sleep and die. That’s how human beings operate. People work, eat, drink, procreate, socialize, sleep and die. Do not abuse animals because you act like them.


8. Human beings possess wasteful substance

This point will make you humbler. As far as you eat, you release wasteful substances from the body. God created the body to operate in that way. After eating and drinking, the body stores the nutrient and sends the waste (feces) to your large intestines.

As you are reading my article, there are feces in your body. Your body is forming feces. Human beings are like animals. After eating, they release waste. Some people behave as if they don’t visit the washroom (the toilet). Can I present that you are carrying urine and feces in your body? Humble yourself.


David throws more light on the state of human beings

LORD, what [is] man, that thou takest knowledge of him! [or] the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Man is like to vanity: his days [are] as a shadow that passeth away.

Psalms 144:3-4 KJV

David writes that human beings are like shadows that pass away. David is surprised why God thinks about human beings because we are like dark shadows having no relevance. David sees human beings as ghosts on earth. Ghost has little or no significance on earth. That is what human beings look like.


Solomon throws more light on the state of human beings

How much less [in] them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation [is] in the dust, [which] are crushed before the moth?

They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding [it. ]

Doth not their excellency [which is] in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

Job 4:19-21 KJV

Do you know that over 170,000 people die every day? Numerous people die without wisdom. People enter their graves daily without knowledge because they are in bondage. Human beings are like insects. They are blown away by the wind.

Destruction befalls numerous people because of ignorance. This should tell you how weak human beings are. Innumerable deaths, miseries, curses, destruction, and depression dominate people because of ignorance.

  • Do you know that over 7000 people die out of hunger every day?
  • Do you know that over 20,000 people die out of poverty every day?
  • Do you know that over 100,000 people die of diseases every day?

That’s the vulnerability of humankind. Human beings are nothing but a speck of dust. The atomic part of an ant and sand is heavier than you; therefore, live in humility.


Human beings reign in iniquity

How much more abominable and filthy [is] man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Job 15:16 KJV

The natural man feels joyful when others are in pain. Like psychopaths and sadistic people, they receive joy when God’s creation (human beings, animals, trees, water bodies, and earth) perishes.

The natural man enjoys sin like food and water because they don’t have a regenerated spirit (the Holy Spirit). This is why people are fighting for gay and lesbian “rights.” Abortion and fornication have become legal in certain countries because human beings enjoy iniquity.

Today, people don’t feel shy about dressing like harlots. People feel proud of their evil deeds. Sin has become so common that it is seen as an activity. The state of human beings should make you desire wisdom because someone is ready to trade your glory, blessings, and assets for his gain.

People are ready to kill for money, fame, and power. That’s the natural state of human beings. You cannot trust human beings with all your heart because the Holy Bible state that they drink iniquity like water (see Job 15:16).


Solomon and David declare the state of human beings

How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?

Job 25:6 KJV

Worms are in categories. Some appear in rainy seasons. Some, too, can only be seen using a microscope (magnifying glasses). In the above Holy Scripture, Solomon writes that human beings are worms. This means human beings are weak, tiny, and destroyable.


But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Psalms 22:6 KJV

David describes himself as a worm. Worms have no defense. You can destroy a worm (a human being) with your little thumb, toe, or finger. That is how Solomon and David describe human beings. Don’t overrate yourself because someone can step on you. Put your trust in God.


The Holy Spirit affirms our weakness

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8:26 KJV

The Holy Spirit knows we are weak, so he has decided to help us. We don’t even know how to pray. The Holy Spirit sees us as newborns without “parents.” He knows we cannot help ourselves.

The Holy Spirit has decided to hold us in his hands. We are too weak to carry our loads (psychological, social, spiritual, and physical needs). We need the Holy Spirit to feel that empty gap.

  • Why do you think people visit nightclubs and play games to become happy yet become empty after these events?
  • Why do you think people chase harlots and womanizers to satisfy their lustful desires? Yet, they become empty, hopeless, and depressed after the act.
  • Why do you think some rich and famous people commit suicide?

It is because their money and power cannot sustain them. The joy of this world has limitations. The people of this world need greater power. I mean the unlimited power which springs forth from the Holy Spirit. Without the help of the Holy Spirit, human beings will perish.

If you answered no to these questions, pray the prayer of salvation prepared for you in this article. I will continue in the next article on the usefulness of human beings. That article will empower you to pursue a purposeful life because you are “unique.”

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