Daily D – Ecclesiastes 3:14

by | Jun 11, 2024 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Ecclesiastes 3:14  I know that everything God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of him. (CSB)

It somehow seems fitting to begin Ecclesiastes today. Four days without much rest, with a lot of travel and all-day meetings, will make you feel like the author of this book full of uncomfortable truths. 

The first eight verses of this chapter delight even those who do not know and delight themselves in God. The Byrds even recorded these verses as a hit song in 1965. Preachers love asking questions like, “What time is it where you are?” What is your current season? 

A simple thought suffices this morning since last night’s flight came in way too late, and my bedtime was as close to my morning alarm as it was to my Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep prayers. Here it is: It’s all about seeing God for who he is and responding appropriately.

Each of us has a date of birth and a date of death. We are here now to know and experience God and to help others do the same. We are to see him for who he is. We are to live in a manner consistent with his character. We are to blessed others with all he entrusts to us. It’s all about him. It’s not about me. 

One group who shaped the world for generations long after their founders passed from the scene held the philosophy summed up with these words: Live, share God’s good news, die and be forgotten. What endures is God’s good news for every person. I am but a temporary transmitter of this truth. 

This may sound a bit sad and sappy. Considered aright after one more cup of dark roast, it should help us understand God’s purpose in putting us here in the first place. We are part of his plan to extend his love, grace, kindness, compassion, and mercy anywhere and everywhere it is needed. 

God’s dream for your life is that you will become a herald and a healer, a follower and a multiplier, a friend of Jesus who is a friend to the whole world. 

One more cup of alertness will refine and restate these ideas. Even so, we know enough to smile at today, and all that comes our way. We belong to God. It’s all about him. He includes us in accomplishing his loving, joyful purpose.

I will focus on what endures forever.

Our Father, everything everywhere is all about you. You are True North. You are The Way. You are Life. Use me in whatever manner you see fit to express your wonder. Amen. 


Submit a Comment


Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo



Daily D – Psalm 37:37-38

Psalm 37:37, 38
Watch the blameless and observe the upright,
for the person of peace will have a future.
But transgressors will all be eliminated;
the future of the wicked will be destroyed.

Daily D – Psalm 36:9

Psalm 36:9
“For the wellspring of life is with you.
By means of your light we see light.”

Daily D – Psalm 35:21-22

Psalm 35:21, 22
They open their mouths wide against me and say,
“Aha, aha! We saw it!”
You saw it, LORD; do not be silent.
Lord, do not be far from me.

Daily D – Psalm 34:3

Psalm 34:3
“Proclaim the Lord’s greatness with me;
let us exalt his name together.”

Daily D – Psalm 33:13-15

Psalm 33:13-15
The Lord looks down from heaven;
he observes everyone.
He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth
from his dwelling place.
He forms the hearts of them all;
he considers all their works.