September 7, 2022

Ecclesiastes 3:15 – The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Today’s Ecclesiastes verse really puts our high views that we hold of ourselves in check, man in his extreme hubris, is incredibly self absorbed, the times we are living in right now is very me-myself-and-i focused, thinking that we have this profound influence on the future of the universe,  but Solomon reminds us that God reigns supreme:

Ecc 3:15  What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.

IT’s like the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  In other words, the events that seem to be brand new around us now, actually happened already.  Think along the lines of wars, that’s definitely one thing that has been consistent throughout humanity, man fighting with himself and murdering one another.  We can remotely launch drone strikes with the push of a button, but the end result is no different than the different battles that have spanned the expanses of time since the earth was created.  Man is inherently evil thank to the curse of Adam, this may seem like a dark worldview, but that doesn’t make the fact of humanities inherent evil, any less true.

However, all of this is to further glorify God’s name.  Man is born broken, but God shines the light in our hearts that makes us realize how broken we are and bring us into Christ’s Gospel.  The realization that nothing we can bring to the table can take away the debt that our sins pile up over the years.  The only thing that takes that sin away completely is Christ’s death on the cross.  God loved us so much that He sent His very best to die for us so that we can be made right, and have fellowship with Him in the life that comes after this one.  

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