Who Controls the Future?

Having just completed a study of the book of Job, today’s passage hold special meaning, because it deals with a subject very much in line with the lesson that Job learned.  Remember, these words come from the wisest man who ever lived.

“Consider what God has done:

Who can straighten
what he has made crooked?
When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider:
God has made the one
as well as the other.
Therefore, a man cannot discover
anything about his future.”

Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

These would have been good words for Job.  We must realize that God is in control, in times that are both good and bad, and that His purpose is being accomplished through BOTH.  Both Job and his friends had to learn this lesson while witnessing a great deal of suffering.  In the end, they learned that God reigns supreme, no matter if times are good or bad, and also that bad things can happen to good people.  Our innate desire to know and control the future is not necessarily what will see us through.  God is sovereign over all.


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