There’s Nothing New

Apr 19, 2021 941

There's Nothing New

We like to think that because we’re the latest, newest people to be on the earth, that we’re so advanced. We’re so much smarter than the people who came before us.

That’s why, when you look at the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, you’ll be surprised at what a contemporary view of life the author has!

The author, traditionally accepted as being King Solomon, claims that everything is meaningless:

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. 
    “Everything is meaningless!”
 (Ecclesiastes 12:8, NIV).

That’s fundamentally the basis of the worldview of most in our contemporary society in which there is no belief in God, immortality or the ideas of good and evil as absolutes. That’s why life is reduced simply to a pursuit of comfort and pleasure, reflected in what they used to say in Jerusalem before its destruction by the Babylonians:

Let us eat and drink…for tomorrow we die! (Isa 22:13)

Yes, that’s where that expression comes from!

There’s nothing new. Jesus is still the solution.

People live as if time will continue forever but they will not. Because we’re the latest people to live on earth, and because of the advances of science, people live as if they already know everything that can be known. Been there, done that. Solomon describes that same type of existence in the Bible:

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NIV).

With all our advances, it’s fascinating to see that people 3,000 years ago thought the same way too! We’re not so special!

Even more tellingly, Solomon also tells his readers that there’s no point in living a good life (or a bad life) since everyone ends up the same in the end. (See Ecclesiastes 7:15-18). How you choose to live is up to you. There’s no absolute right way to live. Everything is relative. What’s important is to just be tolerant, to live and let live. You could almost put him in a time machine and beam him into the 21stcentury, and he wouldn’t be out of place

Jesus is the solution for the dilemmas of humanity today.

This should be an eye-opener for those people who think that the Bible is just some old-fashioned book that has no relevance today. The reality is that what it deals with is the same jaded cynicism and apathetic arrogance that infects the world today. It deals squarely with the problems of our modern world.

The wise man, in his cleverness said, “I will be wise”. But just like our contemporary society has done, he discovered that wisdom was far from him (Eccl 7:23, NIV).

Wisdom is far from all of us unless we know God and respond to him in the right way. The Father has given us a way to know him. He’s done it though Jesus Christ. The Bible even calls Jesus “the wisdom of God” (1 Cor 1:24), because when you know Jesus and follow him, you are making the wisest choice possible. When you do that, the life isn’t meaningless any more, because death isn’t the end. A true follower of Jesus will lose their cynicism and gravitate towards hope and joy.

We’re not so different from our ancestors. In that sense Solomon was right when he wrote that there wasn’t anything new under the sun. But God did a new thing when he revealed himself to us through Jesus. It’s Jesus that makes all the difference. Jesus is the solution for the dilemmas of humanity today.

Eliezer Gonzalez

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bebiana

Apr 27, 2021

I always think of Jesus Christ every day thanking Him for what He has done for me. He is my ONLY HOPE, my Savior, my LORD and my GOD. Jesus will make a new heaven and new earth when He comes.


Samuel Peeasi Ryangao

Apr 26, 2021

God's son Jesus Christ is the centre of my life, and he is everything to me.. There is none like Jesus cause he is the way and the Truth and has given me eternal life..And the life I now live, I live for Christ Jesus....AMEN


Boaz Nyariki

Apr 25, 2021

Indeed Jesus did it for us. This is a wonderful message. Let us do what is right as we look forward to the blessed hope of the return of our Lord and saviour.


Ayiga Charles

Apr 25, 2021

Jesus is everything for me in my life because what ever I need is in Him so there is nothing that I can do without Him. He is my only center source of life.


JASON ANDREW TOPPIN

Apr 25, 2021

JESUS IS MY DELIVERER


olivia

Apr 19, 2021

God introduce us to Jesus Jesus is my teacher and I have and still do learn though the eye ?️ of Jesus Christ , all that I learn I keep it still within me so I learn something new everyday under the sun though Christ my saver amen.


olivia

Apr 19, 2021

It was God introduce us to Jesus Jesus we have learned so much through his words and his wisdom amen.


olivia

Apr 19, 2021

I find it new everyday cause even though God introduce us to Jesus Jesus we have learned so much through his words and his wisdom amen


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