17 comments on “God is in Control (1)

  1. Pingback: God is in Control (1) | The Life Project | franciscansonthemountains

  2. I have always taken that poem to be simply all about life under the sun, nothing to analyse or reconcile that is just the way it is. Yes that song was popular here too but I cannot recall whose we listened to here.

  3. “I say this because these verses are not eight separate points, this passage does not stand on its own in the context of this book; it is one complete thought set up to demonstrate one part of the demonstration of one point in a series of points that make up the complete message of Ecclesiastes”

    I have said in some of my teachings before that there are “basically” two types of thought patterns with people; those who “see the forest for the trees,” and “those who see the trees for the forest.” Meaning, some people see the whole forest, the big picture and don’t always see the individual detail in the trees that make up the forest. Then there are those who see only the detail of the individual trees and miss out on the forest, the BIG picture as a whole.

    In actuality we need both thought patterns and there are a few people who actually can see as a matter of habit both ways of thought! They can see the individual details that make up the whole and yet they can also see the whole picture without losing the significance or importance of the details!

    The Bible is that forest and the verses are the trees and yet you can’t have one without the other. If you rely on JUST the verses, you lose the living Presence that inhabits the Book as a Whole! Without the verses, you lose what makes up the attributes and character of the Living Word Who came to be among us!

    You nailed that very point in this lesson on Ecclesiastes! I believe with my whole heart this is why the Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:13-14, “These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

    This is why we can read the Word and learn and grow and read it again and gain something even more the next time around! Anyway, again, I’ve rambled enough! Another Great message. Thank you for the “dinner!” God bless, my brother!

    • By the way, the picture is a gif picture, it is done with layers that are animated and in this case, a few leaves falling make a couple different layers and the water rippling is another. That’s a simple explanation. If you have the right software, like Photoshop or Gif Animation, etc. It can be done fairly simply!! 😉 I used to make animated banners when I first started on the internet and made them for my brothers and sisters ministry web sites!

  4. This was excellent! I love this book (in the Bible)….wow, it is so simple, really. But theologians like to make life so hard by dissecting every verse. I like to look at your meme (is that what your cool picture is?) like I look at God….He makes such pretty pictures (sunsets) and creations (babies) that I love to admire…but I have no idea how He does it! I just enjoy it and have faith….He is God almighty, maker of the heavens and earth…and He is in control!

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