Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Knowing the future will not satisfy

10 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he. 11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better? 12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun? Ecclesiastes 6:10-12

Let’s be concerned about now, the present. Don’t worry about the past, you cannot change it. Don’t worry about the future, you do not know what it will hold and worry will just make one anxious.

Knowing the future will not satisfy. As soon as the future was revealed, if it could be, we would want to know more and more. Solomon is again reiterating that satisfaction does not come by way of knowing the future.

There is an old Doris Day song, Que Sera Sera and the chorus says:
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Philippians 4:6-7  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

“I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose.” ~ Epictetus (Roman philosopher)

Our goal each and every day should be: Lord, what would you have me to do. Pray today and ask the Lord to show you the right path to follow.

Have a blessed day,

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