Daily Bible Study

@just4him (91648)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 11, 2017 8:00am CST
Day 11 Ecclesiastes 11 Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou know not what evil shall be upon the earth. 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it shall be. 4 He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap. 5 As thou know not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou know not the works of God who makes all. 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou know not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. 7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: 8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity. 9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. 10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity. As you grow older you look back on your youth and see how foolish you were as you dove headlong into your future without a care in the world. You were young, you knew it all, and nobody could tell you any different. Solomon said to rejoice in your youth, try everything, but in the end God would be your judge. As he looked back, he saw the days of darkness, and how they outweighed the good days, and concluded it was all vanity. As mature adults, you are to put away the foolishness of youth and learn from your mistakes of childhood. Paul said it was okay to be a child, but there comes a day when you need to put away your childish ways. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. As Christians, you need to listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit, leading you in the path you should go, a path Solomon said you would return to when you are old. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (KJV) Some people never seem to grow up, but keep up their foolish ways, well into their adult lives. It’s past time to put away your childish and foolish nature and heed the warnings Solomon gave in his wisdom. He was a man who tried his hand at everything. When all was said and done, his conclusion was that God would judge. How will God judge you? Let’s pray: Father, I know there are times when I act foolishly, unheedful of what your Word says as I march headlong into life. Help me hear your still small voice and heed the warnings of your Word. You alone are my judge. Help me find favor in you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 11 August 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (26885)
11 Aug
Great message.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Aug
Thank you. I'm glad it blessed you.
@prashu228 (22848)
• India
11 Aug
Amen
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Aug
I'm glad the study blessed you.