Bible Study & Devotional 246
Guiding Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:1-2 “Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed,and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive.”
This World is Not My Home
Written by: Detria Moore
Evil simply will not prevail. We often must be reminded of this truth. The author of Ecclesiastes discusses how evil things have become due to the oppressors.
The oppressed have no one to comfort them. Things were so bad he even says the dead and unborn are better off not to have seen the evil taking place. This book was written centuries before Jesus was born, and I could only imagine what the author saw to make him declare such harsh sentiments. But we need only peek at the evil happening in our current day to maybe get an idea.
Sometimes my heart literally aches for our current state of affairs, but I have to remind myself this world is not my home.
Jesus told His disciples in John 16:33 that we will face tribulation in this world. But He also tells us to take heart because he has overcome the world.
Friends, do not be dismayed by what you see happening around us; this is not our end; this is not our home.
Our Father has prepared something far better than this world. As a sojourner, take comfort in knowing that there is an eternity waiting for us that can not compare to anything we’re capable of seeing on this earth. This world is temporary; it will pass away. The Lord told the disciples in Luke 21 that the world will see troubling times, but we’re to look up when these things come! Because our redemption is drawing near.
Never, never, never take your eyes off the Savior. We may live in this world, but it is not our home.
The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7, Psalm 47:1-9, Proverbs 22:16
Connect with Detria Moore at www.detriamoore.com
Detria Moore, J.D. is a believer, wife, mother, college professor, intercessor, community servant, writer, speaker, and volunteer of all things. Above all else, she is enamored with her Savior. Her main goal is to serve the Lord, walk in a manner worthy of her calling, and bring glory to her Savior. Detria enjoys reading and teaching the Bible, praying for others, and walking the Lynchburg trails.
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