Are you the kind of person who needs clear answers to everything and can't tolerate shades of gray? Well, the truth is we don't have answers for much of what happens in the world. God stamps many of the issues we struggle with: 'Will explain later!" Modern science would have us believe that given enough time, everything is concrete, exact, measurable, and provable. But we've discovered this isn't so. For example, why does one family experience tragedy and another doesn't? Why do the "haves" throw more food into the garbage every night than what it would take to feed the "have-nots?" Why do the young and innocent die? You could drive yourself crazy with these questions and still not find the answers. So what should you do? The Bible says: "Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them." (Ecclesiastes 9:7-12). Bottom line: Learn to live with unanswered questions, trust God with all your heart, and wring the most out of each day. That's the Bible formula for happiness.
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)
Your hunger shall be filled. Your thirst shall be quenched. Ever shall the child of righteousness be sated for the Lamb is his food and his drink. Christ is the living manna and the living water. The Christian feasts upon His body, broken for us, and His blood, shed for our sake. So go, O believer, in the power of the cross! Go forth and proclaim His life to all the nations until He comes again, that they too might taste the fullness of righteousness!
Week #35 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 7-9
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 15-19
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 102-104
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 20-21
Thursday: (Prophecy) Hosea 8-14
Friday: (Gospels) John 10-12
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Timothy 1-2