17 I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”
Today’s Inspiration: God shall judge the righteous and the wicked. For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. Ecclesiastes 3:17. How true is this statement! I believe all of us from 30’s onwards have lived long enough to know that life is never a smooth journey. It does have its triumph and challenging days. We can never cut short the time of His chastening for our own good. We have to go on His time till His purpose is fulfilled.
Humanity can never escape His chastening. God does it that men should fear Him. It’s all in His sovereignty and who are we to question Him? V14. God requires an account of the past. V15. This is why we need to be sanctified when we are in Christ so that we would be considered blameless when Jesus comes for us. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 through Father Me redemptive plan of God. Our past reactions of anger, fear, anxiety, inferiority, injustice and insecurity etc must be uprooted and replanted with God’s purposes in our life. Behind every trial there is a purpose.
If you are going through challenges in life and are heavily tested, the Book of Ecclesiastes is a good book of comfort. Rich or poor go through the same path. In our challenging times, despite persecution, we are to appreciate the gift of God to be able to rejoice and to do good in our lives, eat and drink and be merry and enjoy the fruit of our labour – Verses 12-13. Jesus even went to the extent to tell us to bless our enemies. Matthew 5:10.
The reality of life is that we are rashful in our speech without realising the consequences. That is how our relationship fails e:specially when the other party does not express their dissatisfaction or hurts about our statement. We are to take heed of what we speak as it may cause our flesh to sin and say it is an error. Why should God be angry at our excuse and destroy the work of our hands. Fear God instead. Ecclesiastes 3:6.
The reality of life is that we are rashful in our speech without realising the consequences. That is how our relationship fails e:specially when the other party does not express their dissatisfaction or hurts about our statement. We are to take heed of what we speak as it may cause our flesh to sin and say it is an errorThere is so much wisdom about the reality of life in the Book of Ecclesiastes. Read and meditate on it and you will not be frustrated in life. On the contrary you appreciate it because it is all about kingdom life. Only with wisdom can we reproduce one of our kind. There is significance in God instructing Noah to get animals of its own kind two by two to get into the ark. God is always using the remnant to form them to be extraordinary. There is so much revelation in the ark itself. Once you discover it, you will be filled with awe.. What man had created in this world is only a portion of what God can do. It’s a tip of the iceberg. Icebergs comes in various shapes and sizes. There are so many things God can do beyond human hands. This is why we are to fear God. What we vowed we must pay. We can never escape what we vow. Verses 4-5.
Our past reactions are hidden in subconscious memory and are in oblivion because the enemy does not want us to be free. This is why people do not want to go through our sanctification program. Yet it is necessary that we be sanctified so that Jesus will find us blameless when He comes. 1 Thessalonians 5:23.