Sunday, October 11, 2020
Ecclesiastes 8:2 - 9:10
Eccl 8:2-9:10 touches on similar themes already dealt with earlier in the book: from the randomness and brevity of life to the call to enjoy the life God has entrusted to us as gift. At the same time God is coming more and more into focus. The teacher tells us (9:1): "So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God's hand." In light of the reality we are limited in our knowledge, insight and understanding and not in control the way we think or like to be, finding ourselves in God's able, guiding, saving hands is a marvelous truth we can cling to in all circumstances. However this re-assurance, security and future prospect isn't ours unless we humbly surrender to Jesus as King.