Ecc 1v14 – Going nowhere fast

Recently, as there was no time pressure, I was enjoying a slow drive home, taking in the scenery. It wasn’t long before cars came racing past me. Obviously, they had somewhere they needed to be. I understood the need to race somewhere as it’s seldom we can be going somewhere slowly. It reminded me of a TV show called Going Nowhere Slowly. The show was about exploring places without time pressure or agenda. While this sounds appealing, most of us are going somewhere fast. In fact, it’s worse than this. We are actually going nowhere fast. Solomon puts this poetically – “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 1:14). We race around chasing deadlines and goals only to have it all end in nothing – the grave. “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). However, there is a way to have an end that is something – more than something. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Whether life is busy or not, fast or slow, make sure your destination is eternity – God’s kingdom. Open Bible –,,,

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