Friday, August 13, 2021

Scripture of the Week


 

From class this week:

Verse: The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns (Ecclesiastes 1:6, English Standard Version).

Translation: No matter how exciting life is, it is of little value without God.

Application: Under the sun, there is nothing new. We can get what we need from the Maker of the sun.

I like this passage, especially the application of it above, though I might change the wording a bit. 

Under the sun, there is nothing new. We get what we need from the Son, who is the Maker of the sun and of all else which exists.

From the same context, going to verse 17: 

"Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind." 

Solomon here, though considered quite wise among men, realizes that all wisdom of men is folly before the Lord. Therefore, we need to be reminded of our place - and remain humble in our pursuits. Never think ourselves wise before the Lord, always willing to yield to His Will in our lives.

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