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The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. (Ecclesiastes 1:8)
Human desire is never satisfied. We always want to see something new and hear something new. I personally think, this is why news programs and gossip magazines are so popular.
Also, people constantly checking whatsapp or their social media feeds. They cater to this inherent hunger to see and hear something always. This is a sign of restlessness.
That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
There may be nothing new under the sun; but thankfully the followers of Jesus – those born again by God’s Spirit – don’t live under the sun in that sense. Their life is filled with new things.
· A new name (Isaiah 62:2, Revelation 2:17).
· A new community (Ephesians 2:14).
· A new help from angels (Psalm 91:11).
· A new commandment (John 13:34).
· A new covenant (Jeremiah 31:33, Matthew 26:28).
· A new and living way to heaven (Hebrews 10:20).
· A new purity (1 Corinthians 5:7).
· A new nature (Ephesians 4:24).
· A new creation in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
· All things become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17, Revelation 21:5).
I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised. (Ecclesiastes 1:12-13)
Solomon pursued wisdom continuously. In Ecclesiastes 1:13, he says, And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven.
James 1:5 says we must always ask wisdom from the Lord.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”