Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 6, 2015

Ecclesiastics

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Ecclesiastics 1:13-14 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven: it is a sore travail that God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

There is a big difference between the first of Ecclesiastics and the end of Ecclesiastics. In the first part we read about life of mankind without God in the center of our lives. Without God there is no purpose in living. We try to find purpose through work, play, food, etc. but life remains purposeless. All the things we know in this earth are temporary. There is no permanence. Only through God is there permanence. By the end of Ecclesiastics permanency is found in God. The only way we can come to that permanency is through Jesus Christ, God’s Word made flesh. We must acknowledge we are sinners and cannot approach eternity with God without the blood He sacrificed for our sins. When we invite Jesus into our hearts, minds and lives we have a life so abundantly filled with purpose. Our purpose? We were created to fellowship with God.

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