God Has Done It
I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.
Solomon shares his wisdom and experiences of life in the Book of Ecclesiastes. He brings a worldview of believing in God as Creator and Sustainer of life. Ecclesiastes 3 begins with the subject of time. Verses 1-8 can be summarized as there is a time for every purpose under heaven and shows us the need to take full advantage of the time God gives each of us. Verses 9-12 centers the focus of thinking of God as the master of time and He made everything beautiful in its time. Then in verses 12-15, Solomon speaks of the things of God being eternal.
Solomon describes God’s actions in three aspects. First we need to realize that God’s actions are permanent as they endure forever. On the contrary, anything man made is temporary. The automobile that you drive, the clothes that you wear and the treasures that we store will not last. But the Word of God endures forever. (Isaiah 40:8) Second, God’s actions are perfect as nothing can be added to it. The things of God lack nothing. Even from the beginning, His perfect plans are carried out. His plans and ways are much better than ours. (Isaiah 55:8-9) Third, God’s actions are protected as nothing can be taken away from it. God safely secures everything according to His power and might. There is nothing that can defeat or demise His will. Everything happens as He see fit. (Romans 8:28) Because God’s actions are eternal they are permanent, perfect and protected.
Ask the Lord to give you an eternal perspective on life and to reveal His goodness through everything He does in your life.