The Only Constant in Life is Change
In the Old Testament of the Bible is the book of Ecclesiastes which places everything into a perspective that everything that is, has been before and will be again. The theme of this book is centered on a time for everything.
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do workers gain from their toil?
10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.
16 And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.
17 I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.”
18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.
19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.
20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”
22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?
In the 1960’s popular artists were turning out songs, like the Byrds rendition of “To Everything There is a Season” and even a poem by Ivy Schex with the same title.
Why is it such that man continually tries to reinvent the “wheel” (wheel is representative of what we call progress). We often say someone has invented a better mouse trap. When in reality scientific principles are repeated over and over in slightly different applications and are called cycles. That is why it’s important to study the history of mankind, take a look at its successes and study its failures in order to avoid the pitfalls of the past.
What we see happening before our very eyes are people so full of their own self-righteousness and wisdom that they are literally tripping over their own tongues. It’s as if they no know when to stop talking. It’s a mystery to most people unless you look at it from a biblical point of view.
Ephesians 4:18, “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.”
Our society would have us to believe that wrong is right and right is wrong and anyone who disagrees with them is mentally challenged. They would even call God into account though they have not the power to do so. They think more highly of themselves than they should.
They fail to realize that under God, All men are created equal, with the same ability to do great things, yet they chose to follow the leader under someone who possesses great oratory skills, much like the Anderson Fairy Tale of the Pied Piper. So great are their skills that people are mesmerized to the point of believing all that flows from those golden tongued devils.
Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”
We see all around us the murders, the robberies, the violence perpetuated against others who don’t share the same belief or thinking. Today it is commonplace to take the life of the unborn from inside the mother’s womb, while demonstrating for a Woman’s Right to Choose and ignoring the Child’s Right to Birth. We applaud the ignorance of others and ignore the wisdom of Almighty God.
Have you thought about life ever after? Will it be a life patterned after the world we live in? Will it be a world without good, which is a world without God? I dare say that the events unfolding today are nothing in comparison to an eternity without God. An eternity without God is not life at all, it is a physical hell where good does not exist because without God there can be no good.
God’s will is not for anyone to be cast down into the pit of fire. It is by choice that man ends up there by rejecting the Love of God. Jesus came to pay a ransom for our sin because the wages of sin is death.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Salvation by any other name but Jesus is not salvation at all. There is no other name under Heaven or on Earth whereby man must be saved, except by the name of Jesus.
Don’t be swayed this way and that way but stay rooted in the Word of God and seek him with all of your heart, mind and soul. It’s been said that a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
What are you standing for? To be called a fool for Christ is an honor.
To just be called a fool is a revelation of who you are in the standings of the world.
So I say, “Whose fool are you?” – I am the Real Truckmaster!