LIVING IN CIRCLES
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
BE SATISFIED by Warren W. Wiersbe
Chapter Two and Ecclesiastes 1:4-18
Solomon pondered many things under the sun, as he should have. After all he was the only man whom God bestowed more wisdom upon than any other man before him or after him (1 Kings 3:12). To no comfort to Solomon he concluded: nothing is changed (1:4-7), nothing is new (1:8-11), and nothing is understood (1:12-18). (pg 27)
So far in our text it sounds quite dull and depressing, doesn’t it? But we must remember that our minds are not like Solomon’s and that which we cannot fathom or understand is not to be vexatious. We have been given the Gift of Salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Trusting that all that we hear and learn in God’s Word is to teach and to train in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16), not to confuse or mislead us. Take heart dear sister-in-Christ. We are on this journey together as we are faithfully driven to God’s word!
LIVING BY FAITH
Our minds cannot fathom God’s wisdom, which is hidden in Christ (Jas 3:13-18; 1Co 1:30). We know His mercy only through the wisdom revealed to us in Holy Scripture.
O God of all mercies, You have begun Your good work in us. Continue, we pray, to fill us with all dimensions of wisdom and knowledge. Grant that the devil would have no power over us, but that our hearts and minds might be directed to the blessed hope of the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. (ESV Concordia pub.)
Leave a reply to share your personal reflections to the questions on page 37 of our text.
Reminder from the author (Wiersbe);
We can’t explain everything; but life is not built on explanations: it’s built on promises—and we have plenty of promises in God’s Word!