Who has the power of the day?

Ecclesiastes Bible Background

09.19.2015 Old Testament: Ecc 7.13–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Ecclesiastes 7–9 on September 19, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

Why is everyday not alike? Why do we experience prosperity today, but adversity tomorrow? Solomon declared,

Consider the work of God;
For who can make straight what He has made crooked?
In the day of prosperity be joyful,
But in the day of adversity consider:
Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other,
So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.
(Ecclesiastes 7.13–14) 

God so constructs the days that we cannot know for sure how tomorrow shall be, because He does not want us to have confidence in tomorrow, but in Him.

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