It is all good. God has His plan. God is going to do it. I need to listen, talk with Him and line up with His desires. God has made everything with nothing left out at all. Everything is beautiful. It is exquisite. It is all made from the very best.
I may not understand what God is up to. It may be a mystery to me. God is God and it is his plan. The splendor of it all is overwhelming. Woo Hoo!!!!
What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.
English Standard Version. (2016). (Ecclesiastes 3:9–15). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
The fact that God has also put eternity in their hearts tells us that although we are creatures of time, we are not like the animals, who are fully and exclusively creatures of time. God made us as hybrids, so to speak, in that we are temporal, but we have an inner longing for eternity. We can never be fully at peace in this life because, although we are mortal, we yearn for immortality.
The fact that we are creatures of time is another reason to enjoy the days we have. Giving ourselves to excessive mourning and toil is as wrong as indulging in excessive laughter and dancing.
The phrase God seeks justice for the persecuted is literally “God seeks the pursued” or “God seeks the persecuted.” Such a translation suggests that God cares about and seeks out those who are harassed and oppressed. An alternate interpretation is that God is concerned with repeating (“seeks to do”) what has occurred in the past (“what was driven away”).
Source: Garrett, D. A. (2017). Ecclesiastes. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 1009). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
Mark Shields said:
God has made everything beautiful indeed and in His plan, we are destined to eternal paradise beyond what could be imagined. Thanks for giving us a good outlook toward this day and every day!
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Oh in His time!
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