Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
We give thanks to You, O LORD and call upon Your mighty name. Let us come before You to seek Your face and Your strength. Help us, we pray, and give us opportunities this day to talk of Your wondrous works. Guide us as we seek Your face and remember what You have done for us. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
Reading through the Book of Ecclesiastes the first time can give us the wrong impression of what it is all about. The first chapter says that a lot of what is happening on this earth is meaningless. We find out that we have to labor hard to get food on our tables. Life on earth consists of a monotonous cycle: The sun goes up and down again; waters of rivers flow into the sea and the water of the sea into the rivers; one generation is born and another dies. It’s the same ol’, same ol’ every single day. And the people constantly seek excitement in entertainment, knowledge in studies, and solutions to their problems in many places. What is this life all about?
Until That Time
You see, it is not until we call upon the name of the LORD to be saved that will we find out what this is about. We remain enslaved and threatened by man’s rules, the continuous competition that is found in education and at work, and the pressure to perform well in our role as women, wives, and mothers. We have to daily remind ourselves that contentment will never come from things this life has to offer which will only come from the LORD Himself.
It is not only a matter of contentment, however, but it is also about peace. To keep a clear head and remain in peace while all of this is going on we have to daily remind ourselves to focus on the LORD Jesus.
Trust in the LORD. Do not lean on your own understanding.