Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Treasures in Ecclesiastes - Part 3: Morning Musing Over Coffee

Today's passage in Ecclesiastes is similar to the one we looked at in Part 1 , although there is a little more too it. Here it is.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know there is nothing better for people than to be happy and do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil - this is the gift of God.
Ecclesiastes 3:11-14

There's a lot packed into these three verses! I think my favorite part may be the first sentence. It makes me realize that no matter what I think of present circumstances He has a plan for it and it is beautiful. It reminds me of Romans 8:28 -

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.

The next part is really interesting as well. Although many see themselves as mere mortals God has placed eternity in our hearts. I think there's a part of us that knows and reaches toward that eternal adventure with Him. Even though He has placed eternity in our hearts we cannot as yet fathom that eternal plan He has for us, but in time we will.

The rest of this passage reiterates what we looked at in Part 1. God wants us to take joy in the blessings of today and to find satisfaction in the work at hand. He wants us to enjoy the gift of now! The present is a present from Him and He is making it beautiful!

Here are the links to the entire series.

Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 1
Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 2
Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 3
Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 4
Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 5
Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 6
Treasures in Ecclesiastes Part 7

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1 comment:

  1. I love that God doesn't say " ... in some things" or " ... in most things ..." but He says, "in ALL things" He works them for good. It's a beautiful promise to me that as things might get bad, there is always something good that can come of it.