I have missed writing over this last week, but I have been looking after Kieren since his recent knee surgery. He is now on the road to recovery (thank you, Lord) but I made a promise to God years ago that my family would always be my first “ministry” and so, I have always tried to remain faithful to this
I wanted to share about when I was driving the other day, and I was listening to my daily devotion. The sun was shining, and I could hear the birds singing, but as Scripture was read aloud in my car, the Holy Spirit ”nudged” me, as Ecclesiastes 1:9 was spoken
“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”Ecclesiastes 1:9
When Solomon spoke these words, he was near the end of his life, and therefore, was looking back over everything he had done, and yet, he reflected that most of it, seemed meaningless
When Solomon wrote verse 9, I believe he was talking with reference to things like nature, world affairs, and human behaviour because things like these, although we have adapted, and science has progressed, humanity seems to go around in a vicious cycle of trying to receive satisfaction from all the worldly things, and Solomon wrote this to reflect that it is foolish for us to believe that we can find any satisfaction from the world – hence why history repeats itself
Friends, this chapter should take us from expecting happiness within the world to seeking God, and looking to eternity with Him, because it is so true that there were many great things that happened in Solomon’s day, and many people were thought of very highly, and yet, who do we remember today?
Humanity is fickle, and let’s face it, no one knows about all the people of the past, and honestly, not many people will know or even care about us in the future, yet God has called us all by name
Today, I believe that God is asking us to rethink our purpose and direction in life, just as Solomon did in Ecclesiastes because so many of us are still trying to win the approval of man, rather than seeking God