Stumbling #1…

Posted: August 12, 2013 in Stumbling...
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Proverbs 29:18 (The Message) states, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.”

stumbling-blockI must share my story regarding this verse. Years ago i would discuss back and forth with a colleague about God not doing what we can’t see. It has been years since i have used or even thought about this. Two weeks ago for some reason i kinda remembered the discussions but could not remember the verse. I knew it was in Proverbs. i searched but came up empty. Yesterday as i was spending time with God i somehow ended up with this verse and began preparing to post on it. Mind you the two things did not connect. As i was driving home all of a sudden i realized that is the verse i have been searching for. Okay so it’s not that big a deal but it was for me.

“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; Yep… there are those days when it seems like i’m stumbling along way more than walking with fortitude, convinced of my direction. Days where things are pretty uneventful, to the point of seeming meaningless.

The following words sound like i sometimes feel and they express what i think are the words of someone who is having difficulty seeing what God is doing and is thus stumbling all over themselves. “Vapor of vapors and futility of futilities, says the Preacher. Vapor of vapors and futility of futilities! All is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and vainglory). What profit does man have left from all his toil at which he toils under the sun? [Is life worth living?] One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun also rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. The wind goes to the south and circles about to the north; it circles and circles about continually, and on its circuit the wind returns again. All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place from which the rivers come, to there and from there they return again. All things are weary with toil and all words are feeble; man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that has been—it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? It has already been, in the vast ages of time [recorded or unrecorded] which were before us.

Get this… those are the words of the Preacher, the son of David and king in Jerusalem spoken in Ecclesiastes 1:1-10

my observation thus far. The “Wisdom” of Proverbs is not the “wisdom” of Ecclesiastes. The former is Godlike, the latter is usually human.

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Comments
  1. Brant Marsh says:

    What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

  2. get smart says:

    What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

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