April 21, 2021

Eternity is beyond human understanding

Today Solomon covers the notion of eternity and that is way beyond what we are capable of understanding.  

Ecc 3:11  Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.

Here The Word points out that God has made man aware of the concept of eternity, but our lives are not eternal.  We are here for a while, and then we are gone, but the earth continues to revolve around the sun, just as it did before we arrived and just as it will after we leave.  

We vaguely understand this.  But despite this, we can’t see or understand the beginning or end of what God has created.  Think about all the speculation and theory of how the world originated.  Scientists have been pitching the Big Bang theory for the last several years, and it has even made it’s way into the classroom, instead of the notion of God’s creation.  The problem with all of these theories like evolution  is that they are still just theories, rooted in very limited facts.  

The idea of eternity we can kind of understand, but cannot truly wrap our minds around, like the universe not having an end, nor knowing how it got here, outside of what God’s word tells us.  It is way above our pay grade…but humans, in our foolish arrogance, denies God’s sovereignty and pitch these dismal theories as facts.  

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