Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 24
Reading: Ecclesiastes 6:10-12
Do you know the guy named Job (pronounced Jobe)? If you do, you probably know the basics of the story. He’s a guy who had one series of unfortunate events happen to him after another. Lost his family, house, wealth, health, etc.. You may know that the reason is that Satan was causing it trying to get him to reject God and God allowed it, confident in Job’s faithfulness. What you may not know is that all of that happens in the first two chapters of the book of Job. The book is 42 chapters long. So what did you miss?
Not much. The next 36 chapters is just Job and his friends talking about the situations. Pondering the question “Why?” (They don’t know what we know) and formulating their answers according to their “wisdom.” It actually resembles many conversations had over coffee or beers. Pointless. Nobody really knows anything. Only God does.
“For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days he passes through like a shadow? Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?” Ecclesiastes 6:12
Don’t get caught talking about life when you should be doing it. (If you want to know what happens to Job, skip the convo and pick it up at chapter 38.)
“The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?”
Ecclesiastes 6:11 (NIV)