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Ecclesiastes Devotional Guide: Week 7

*Every week during our 12 week series in the book of Ecclesiastes we will post a devotional guide that week for the passage that was preached on the most recent Sunday. We encourage you to engage this book of the Bible more fully by walking through this devotional each week after having listened to the sermon on Sunday.*

Week 7- Ecclesiastes 8:2-9:10

The life you have right now is the best possible life you could have in this moment.

Do you believe that? My guess is that you may have just flinched a little bit or read that sentence again with wide eyes. But it’s true. Almost all of us are always comparing our lives to someone else’s life and finding ours wanting. We look to the past and remember “the good ol’ days” or we daydream about the future we long for. “How could my life right now be the best it possibly could when I look around at the world and look inward at my desires and see how things could be so much better?” But everything happening in your life right now is the best thing for you because God has ordained it. He is good, loving, and gracious at the core of His being, and cannot act in any other way. Therefore, He cannot act in any other way toward you because He cannot deny who He is (2 Tim. 2:13b). Given who God is and how He is sovereign over all things the best thing for us to do in response is to fear Him.