Monday, 2 November 2020

Tough questions to answer

As we get older we soon realise that there are so many experiences that we have witnessed. Some of these are good, while others are heart-breaking and difficult. As Solomon gets to the end of his life he reflects on some issues that remain a mystery to all of us. The first one he mentions today is still one that has me scratching my head at times - why do some evil people seem to prosper and then some righteous people suffer so much?

"In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:
the righteous perishing in their righteousness,
and the wicked living long in their wickedness.

Do not be over righteous,
neither be over wise—
why destroy yourself?

Do not be over wicked,
and do not be a fool—
why die before your time?

It is good to grasp the one
and not let go of the other.
Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes."
- Ecclesiastes 7:15-18

Living in Grace

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