Friday is for Heart Songs
In the day of prosperity SITUATION
be joyful ACTION
In the day of adversity SITUATION
God has made one as well as the other PERSPECTIVE
so that PURPOSE
man may not find out anything that will be after him. RESULT
Why doesn’t God want us to know what comes after us?
Why does he hide the future from his children?
What is the design of mystery in God’s relationship to his people?
If he announces that he has hidden something, is it dangerous to look for a reason?
Maybe there is a better tactical question.
How does not knowing what “is to come after” help me to not live a life of vanity (the theme of the book, a better translation would be “vapor”)? What is it that God wants to accomplish in me that the means to perfect it is to keep me in the dark?
Might it be that the joy and happiness of prosperity and times of abundance, together with reflection brought on by adversity and lack, combine to make me a better man?
Today was great, tomorrow will be … only the sovereign Lord knows.
Today was filled with horrors; tomorrow may be filled with transcendent joy . . . only the sovereign Lord knows.
Perhaps God mingles prosperity and adversity in our lives so that no prediction of the future is possible. Tonight I type away on a blog and tomorrow I could have a heart attack and walk through the portal into eternity. I really don’t know what “will come after me.”
And that is God’s plan.
He wants me to think about the life I am living today not the life I might live tomorrow.
He wants me to live with passion for him in this moment in time because it is the only moment that I know that I have.
“Lord Jesus, help me to live that way, everyday, till my final day. Amen”