Powered by 4 - July 11, 2016

Our Lot

Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 3:16-22

As I took in and considered the last few verses of Ecclesiastes 3, our sinful human nature and the resulting imperfect, evil environment we live in here on earth, stood out to me. Solomon's observations and declarations continue to show us the detrimental effects of choosing to live apart from God—justice is perverted, doing what's right isn't upheld, the way we think about ourselves and what we believe about life is distorted. Living for self is foolish and meaningless. That being the case, Solomon once again issues the call to keep our eyes fixed on God and eternity as we diligently and joyfully work at what God has given us to do.

What did Solomon's remarks reveal about what we should expect to encounter as we live out our lives on earth? What did this passage convey to you about living for "self"? Tami

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