Sunday, March 1, 2015

Treasures in Ecclesiastes - Part 7: Morning Musing Over Coffee

Ship your grain across the sea;
after many days you may receive a return.
Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight;
you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.

If clouds are full of water,
they pour rain upon the earth.
Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north,
in the place where it falls there it will lie.
Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
Whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

As you do not know the path of the wind, 
or how the body is formed in a mother's womb,
so you cannot understand the works of God,
the Maker of all things.

Sow your seed in the morning,
and at evening let your hands not be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that, 
or whether both will do equally well.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

This is such a beautifully written and yet so very practical portion of Ecclesiastes! I love how much God cares about the down to earth matters of our lives.

Basically it seems like these verses can be summed up in just a few points.

1. Diversify or as the saying goes "Don't put all your eggs in the same basket." 

2. Be wise but don't spend so much time analyzing the pros and cons that you don't get anything done at all.

3. Work hard.

4. And having done these things leave it all in God's hands, knowing that His ways are far above ours and we can trust Him with the outcome.

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