Morning Devotion 01/29/2018

Morning Devotion 01/29/2018

Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 (KJV)
16  When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
17  Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

The wisest of all men, Solomon, was observing the activities of mankind one day to load up on wisdom and examine everything that was taking place on the earth. In his observation he noticed that the business of men seemed to never stop. They work day and night, some going without restful sleep because they are so consumed by their business. Others go without sleep searching to figure out the meaning of God and all His work, but Solomon realized that no matter how hard man labored to discover that knowledge he would never be able to attain it. God knows everything: past, present, and future and no “one” person will ever have that kind of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. The Psalmist David wrote about God’s all-seeing providence in the 139th Psalm. He made the statement that the knowledge of the Lord was so wonderful, it is high, he could not attain it. It was written in the book of Isaiah that the Lord’s thoughts and ways are higher than any man’s thoughts or ways. It is in Ecclesiastes 9:1-2 that Solomon continued his thought on the matter, For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them. 2All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.” The simplicity and sum of Solomon’s wisdom can be found in the words of Jesus, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Humanity does not need to know all things, just trust the One who does. Accept the blessings as they come, learn by them to trust Him more. Receive your blessings today and walk by faith and not by your own understanding.

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