Under the Sun

posted by Jeffrey on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 10:54 AM


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There is truly nothing new to be discovered in this world,

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." see Ecclesiastes 1:8-10

No matter how culture changes, no matter how methods differ, no matter what knowledge is aquired, no matter, no matter, no matter--it is all meaningless. Why do some of us have such a hard time understanding this? Our pursuits of success and effectiveness and pleasure in this world are worth nothing--good people are forgotten, clever plans abolished, petty differences irrelevant--it is all meaningless in the end. If no adventure or pleasure or effective method lies therein, why our/my constant pursuit?

Perhaps what we need is something NOT "under the sun". Yes yes, what we need & seek must be beyond this world! The newness and purpose we long for must be found outside ourselves. If this be the case, if we inquire of God's will and His plan that is beyond our state of mind, I doubt very seriously that we would find a cookie cutter reality. Oh if only the church of the 21st century would realize that it is a mission, not merely on a mission perhaps we would be about the Kingdom (of God) and not our kingdoms (of selfish pride).

1 Comments:

Blogger Rick said...

Hey Jeffrey,

Come on bro...surely you jest...nothing new under the sun?!?!

2 Corinthians 5:16-18

Just throwing a jibe your way man...I know what you're saying. :)

Rick

April 25, 2005 12:25 PM

 

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