READ: Ecclesiastes 8
THINK: The blue whale is one of the largest animals in the world. In fact, it might be the biggest, but I don’t know for sure so don’t quote me on that! Anyway, researchers have found out a lot about animals and nature, and they know most of the places where animals go to have their babies. You know what they don’t know? Where the blue whale goes to have her baby. Isn’t that crazy? The biggest animal cannot be tracked by humans!
This is just one example that proves how little we can understand. Ecclesiastes isn’t saying that we should never study or research or try to understand. In fact, it talks a lot about how we should work hard and find out what we can. The more we know about God the more we fall in love with him. However, we have to admit to ourselves that we can’t figure it all out. Humility is key when studying and gaining knowledge. “Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot really comprehend it” Ecclesiastes 8:17.
Remember, you can only see the world through your eyes. You may see a lot, experience a lot, know a lot and maybe even understand a lot…but that is only from your point of view. You cannot not see through your own eyes. So remember humility. Remember to be gracious to those who think differently, they might be right, or at least have things you can learn from!
Written By: KVH