Blog the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:11b

“He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”

Every person who has ever lived has known deep down in their heart that they are eternal creatures. This can be seen by noting people the world over throughout all time have been deeply religious. Only as of late has the religion where self is god grown to such popularity. But even there, notice there is a god, and there is a striving after something that will bring long-lasting, nay even eternal, satisfaction.

This is because God has put in our hearts a deep-seated, gut-level knowledge that we were made for more than this world. But apart from God’s intervention and revelation, we are left to chase after the wind. Thanks be to God that in Christ we have the fullness of God made known to us. Dear friend, learn what you were made for at the feet of Jesus. Find satisfactions for the longing of your soul in knowing Him.

Lord, my heart has been tugged in many ways to find eternal joy in lesser things. Let me not be satisfied with anything but you. Amen

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