Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

On Wednesday nights, a group of men have been reading the book of Ecclesiastes together. Sometimes the ideas can be challenging. The preacher begins by saying, we can't fix what God has done.

13 Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?

14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

Sometimes we are successful, sometimes we struggle. God has allowed all this to happen too. Then comes the riddle, what do you think the last line means? "So that [the person] may not find out anything that will be after..."

Are you living your life, in the tension between good and bad? Are you willing to let God work in you and on you and through you? I pray you'll find a way.