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Re: Solomon's World View
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2019, 11:35:27 am »
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● Ecc 8:6 . . for there is a time and a judgment for everything.

That's kind of superstitious in a way. It's like saying "So and so had it coming to him." or "What goes around comes around" or "God is gonna get you for that."

● Ecc 8:7 . .Yet it is a great affliction for man that he is ignorant of what is to come; for who will make known to him how it will be?

We have to expect to get caught up sometimes in circumstances beyond our control. Often those circumstances are unforeseen and blindside us-- they catch us off guard, and unprepared to cope with them.

Sometimes in the performance of duty, or in compliance with the law, (serving King, country, or employer) people have to do unpleasant things in order to avoid unpleasant consequences; e.g. young men in the Marines may be called upon to go kill non combatants; or construction workers may have to destroy wildlife habitat for a suburb; or friends may be subpoenaed to testify in court against their buddies.

Sure they could refuse to kill non combatants, and they could refuse to drive a bulldozer through wetlands, prairies, and pastures, and they could refuse to testify. But there is a price to pay for anarchy and insubordination. The young Marine could be court-martialed for dereliction of duty, the construction guy would most likely be fired, and the friend who refuses to help the law convict their buddy could be hauled into court for the crime of misprision.

Those kinds of circumstances are cold, hard facts of life; they are a normal part of the human experience. They come at us like juggernauts; big-foot trucks that crush us under their tires; permanently altering our personalities and the way we feel about ourselves.

● Ecc 8:8 . . No man has authority over the life-breath-- to hold back the life-breath; there is no authority over the day of death. There is no mustering out from that war; wickedness is powerless to save its owner.

The ultimate life-changing event-- DEATH --is the supreme circumstance, the undefeated champ, rated as among those beyond our control. No king can stop it from laying claim to his life; as if it were one of his subjects. No draft dodger can run away to Canada to avoid Death's induction. Death's time cannot be delayed by failure to appear in court.

One day; in spite of anyone's strong objections to the contrary, our number will come up-- at that time no matter who we are, or who we were, we will die; and it matters little how, or when, or where we depart. The world was getting along just fine without us before we arrived, and it will do just fine without us after we're gone. A supervisor once told me; "Don't ever think you can't be replaced."
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