Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Word of God in Ecclesiastes, for the church?

"As a man comes, so he departs, and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind? All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger."  (Ecc.5:16)

There can be little doubt that Ecclesiastes is indeed the eternal Word of God. It comes from the mouth of God just as Deuteronomy comes from the mouth of God, just as Romans and John 3:16 and Galatians 3:28 comes from the mouth of God.

Therefore, we have here, in the solid declaration of the meaninglessness, worthlessness, absurdity, and vacuity of everything which makes up life not first the results of one ancient near eastern philosopher's study but The Revelation of God. That life is meaningless is not something we can subject to debate or denial, for we are immediately thrust in this matter towards confesson or denial of the Word of God. To say that life has meaning is to deny God.

Back to Blogging.

I've been away for awhile yada yada boom shalakalak. Gained new experience, new wisdom, and with it new pessimism. Nonetheless, charity would have me continue to blog to my audience in the heavenlies, because talking to oneself is only interesting part of the time.

A New prayer of consecration for this summer:

Dear Father,

When we said that we were rogues, we had no idea just how roguish we really were. Please continue to have mercy on us, and hear us for the sake of Jesus' worth. Amen.