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Did You Know There is Nothing New Under the Sun?

Pastoral Counselor ordained Elder/Minister Ambassador at Alpha 7 Ministries M.A.Christian Clinical Counseling Certified in Creation Therapy

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What is the duty of man?

It is quite true! There is nothing new under the sun according to the Word of God.

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; There is nothing new under the sun! Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.” Ecclesiastes 1.

King Solomon is recorded as a brilliant man of great spiritual wisdom who became King of Israel. He also built the first grandest majestic Temple that was ever constructed. He built it as a dedicated place of worship unto the Lord. It was built in Jerusalem on Mt. Moriah using the finest quality workmanship, furnishings and materials known to mankind.

The Prominent bodacious King Solomon had everything that anyone could ever want or ever imagine and more! He denied himself nothing and indulged himself in a host of pleasures. He had wealth, riches, honor, prestige, power, affluent status as well as God’s favor. He is recorded in the Word to be the richest man that ever lived; or will live! What more could one possibly ask for? Yet he discovered that it was all meaningless especially when you are not right with God!

It is in the latter days of his life when he recorded the practical wisdom that we find in Ecclesiastes. One might find it a bit disconcerting, pessimistic and or negative because it exudes such an abrasive uncompromising Truth. He was a profound prolific writer. The power in his writings continuously remains clear. Solomon wants to get our attention as he shouts to us vociferously that life without God is futile! In actuality he is not trying to discourage us but to get us back on track. To point us to the straight and Narrow Path that leads to the Lord. He ardently and passionately encourages us to first seek happiness in the Lord rather than people, places or things!

O How Marvelous is GOD!

Disillusionment, despair, disappointment and chaos are the foreboding ominous consequences when we place anything above God! This does not have to be. When you think and meditate about God you can not help but think about his Glory! Seeking God first will result with an invaluable, priceless, abiding tranquil inner peace that is only found in Him.

Whatever is going on about us is in this world is temporal. It will only last for but a few moments in the summation totality of time. Life in actuality is quite diminutively short on this side of heaven. Eternal life is forever after! What is of the utmost importance is where each of us will spend eternity. Faith is now! Time is of the essence.

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King Solomon warns us to commit to our Creator now rather than later. Quintessentially there is nothing more important than time! The Scriptures record what has been and what will be! Everything that is happening now has happened before and will happen again... History continually repeats itself. At some point life as we know it will all come to an end. It is at that time we all will have to stand before God the Father our Creator.