May 27, Reading 2 – Ecclesiastes 7


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SAA Notes

Wisdom and Stupidity are good subjects for every person to learn about and think through. What do you think about verses 15-18? Read them in another translation too.

SJA Notes

“Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?”

This is a verse of _denseness_. Lots to chew over.

We are driven by the Preacher to continue to humble ourselves under God’s sovereign will.

Because God makes some things crooked.

What can we do about that? What can the lame man do? What can the blind woman do? What can the child born with life-long issues do?

Do we get angry with God for not making us all perfect?

God does not see as we do, our limited and finite, our _mortal_ view.

God sees to the heart, to the truth.

We are a crooked humanity, all of us. None of us is perfect, regardless of how we look on the outside.

And through our frail clay jars God glorifies Himself.

What God has made crooked is as important as what He has made straight.

* Father God,

Please teach us from Your word today, a little piece of wisdom or a great turning moment.

Please show us Jesus today.

Thank You for saving us from our sin.


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