Weekend Inspiration

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TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE WITH GOD

The writer of Ecclesiastes and so it seems, a son of David and a teacher, claims over and over that everything in life is meaningless.  In Chapter one, he claims,‘What has been done  will  be  done  again  and  so  there  is  nothing  new  under  the  sun’. Throughout  this writing, he is very repetitive and constant in his gloom and doom.  In Chapter eleven, we are advised  to  cast  the  bread  upon  the  waters  for  after  many  days  we  will find it again. ‘Give portions to seven or eight, for you do not know what disaster will come upon the land.’  What is being said here?  Does he mean real bread because it would become water logged would  it not?  Does he mean food to prepare us for  disaster?

Yet our God is acknowledged often in further chapters.  In every Chapter, life, labor, virtue and the progression of existing daily is challenged as a meaningless condition, ‘Until before the dust returns to the ground it came from and the spirit returns to God who gave it.’Then again, the teacher says, ‘Everything is meaningless’. Fortunately, God concludes with this,’ Now all has been heard….fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man’. Our lives are never meaningless on our journey with God, in fact, quite the opposite.Take time to read Isaiah Chapter eleven, verse two: ‘The spirit of the Lord will rest on him (Jesse)-the spirit of wisdom and of understanding,the spirit of counsel and of power, the  spirit  of  knowledge  and  of  the fear of the Lord –and  he  will  delight  in  the  fear  of  the Lord.’ Then read verses three to six and rejoice in the words of God.

Every deed that occurs in our life is accountable to the Lord and therefore our hearts and prayers belong to him for judgement but not as in Ecclesiastes of the ‘Meaningless.

Far from it! MAY EVERY DAY BE MEANINGFUL FOR YOU WITH GOD.

Be Blessed

Lorraine

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