Thursday, November 25, 2010

And there is Much that is Meaningless here on this Earth

In pondering Thanksgiving and what we have to be thankful for I found this part of Ecclesiastes to be especially fitting. For we know not the ways of our lives nor do we know the ways of the Lord. So while our days are spent in trivial maters searching for answers to questions that escape us we all need to remember that life is much more than we can or will ever understand. And so many times the answer to our question.... "Why!".... is simply.... "Because."

Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 NIV

14 There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.

15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.

16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe man's labor on earth—his eyes not seeing sleep day or night—

17 then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot really comprehend it.

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