Well and Right
Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 8:10-13
I found myself nodding my head in agreement at Solomon's observations about the sinful desires and actions of people, and how, by appearances, those who choose to do wrong seem to prosper. People are still people, and nothing has changed in several thousand years. We still misuse the power we have for our own pleasure and advantage, we still act dishonestly, we still take shortcuts for financial gain—you name it. But whatever is gained by acting wrongly, is only earthly gain and for a short time. God sees it all and He will make things right in His timing.
"But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God" (vs. 13).
How does knowing that it will "not be well with the wicked” help and encourage you to do what is right when you are tempted to do wrong? What comfort do you draw from this passage? Tami
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