Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 36
Reading: Ecclesiastes 10:11-20
Holy Week Reading: Mark 14 -15
I’ll be honest. That is NOT the key verse. However, it is a verse that I need to base a sermon on in the near OR distant future. You will not want to miss it. It will be epic. Epically good or epically bad. From now on, I suggest you come EVERY Sunday so you don’t miss out.
The real key verses are “Words from a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips. At the beginning his words are folly; at the end, they are wicked madness– and the fool multiplies words. No one knows what is coming– who can tell him what will happen after him? A fool’s work wearies him; he does not know the way to town.” Ecclesiastes 10:12-15
Take a moment to consider those words. Do you know any fools? Is it you? The person who just talks about anything and everything but exhibits little grace? A person who tears things down instead of building things up? A person who complains about work/life constantly? A person who pretends to know how everyone else should be? If it’s you, don’t be surprised if you have a hard time getting the message of Ecclesiastes. To find satisfaction in your toil. To find joy in the people around you. As long as you are a fool, it’s not going to happen. (vs. 15.)
In all seriousness, we all play the fool sometimes. But the closer our connection to God it happens less and less. When we confess, he forgives. Being forgiven, he sets us back on the right path. The path of the wise and gracious.
“If a snake bites before it is charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.”
Ecclesiastes 10:11 (NIV)