Scripture Sunday (26)

Scripture Sunday is a weekly quote-post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that I found particularly interesting. My translation is the New International Version.

From my reading this week:

All things are wearisome,
    more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.
No one remembers the former generations,
    and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
    by those who follow them.

-Ecclesiastes 1:8-12

Why I chose it:

I would have posted the entire book of Ecclesiastes if I could. It’s my favorite book of the Bible, taken in its entirety. I relate to so much of it: feeling hopeless; getting irritated at the rat race; feeling despair when evil people have perfect lives and good people are murdered; or the above verses, when I just feel like everything is in a weary cycle of sameness.

The conclusion of the book, of course, is the best part, and always refocuses me. I RECOMMEND ECCLESIASTES.

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