Sunday, January 6, 2013

Nothing New

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV)

I’ve been posting a blog almost daily for about six years. Haven’t attempted to increase readership, no advertising, not making a penny off of it, and not spending anything but time to create posts. If you’ve read it for a while, have you realized I don’t post anything new?

The English biblical words have been around since 1611, though in a slightly different lettering in some instances. The most recent writings are only a couple of thousand years old, and the oldest no more than six thousand. They’ve been read, aloud and silently, by billions of people. The words aren’t new.

The response isn’t new, either. Some read and think, “Wow, I hadn’t thought of it that way. Of course! I can do that.” Others think, “Interesting, but I don’t have time to consider how it applies to me.” Still others are ready to shout, “Drivel! Why do people keep harping on this. It hasn’t ever helped anyone.” Pretty much, they are all wrong.

We can’t “do” what’s in the Bible. We must believe, trust and allow God to work in our lives. When we are the doers, the controllers, things literally go to hell. Once we realize that and allow Him to direct our paths, we remain on the narrow path to that strait gate.

Our time is limited and we never know when it’s going to stop. It’s true that the healthiest person living the healthiest lifestyle has only slowed dying. It comes to all, whether we have time for it or not. We make time for what is important. Seeking God is important.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

To the scoffers, the myth callers, the deniers of faith – we’ve tried to explain. We’ve given examples, testimonies and witnesses. Belief comes from learning, reading with an open mind and seeking answers as much as raising questions.

For years I spent more time with such people – much more time than I spent in fellowship with Christians. I found there were good people in both groups, and some bad ones in both groups. I also found that the good ones in non-believers were limited in their viewpoints, while active, believing Christians not only worked hard for now, but had an unlimited eternity ahead of them.

Frankly, I like that better.


  1. It doesn't matter if you post the same stuff over and over, if it is what you believe in. I see stuff here from time to time that makes me think and I guess that is part of your goal.

    1. Yes, ma'am!!! You understand - and that pleases me so very much. Thank you for being one of my readers.


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