Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nothing New Under the Sun

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 KJV 
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

As I was reading Ecclesiastes, I was struck with the last part of verse 9:

Our world has seen and endured much evil in the past few weeks. We have seen tragic loss. We have seen extreme hatred. We have heard some pretty awful things said to those who are grieving or confused. Many people have said that this world keeps getting worse; however, did you catch verse 9?

"[T]here is no new thing under the sun."

God has seen this evil before. He has seen people say and do some tragic things. It is not new to Him. While we may have forgotten about the events of the past, He hasn't. He helped His people through it before and He will help His people now.

Don't lose faith. Don't live in fear. None of this is new to God.

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