Feb. 28th, 2012

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Says: 'And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.'
The latter portion of the verse: to me, it says that God gave us the free will, and this innate human desire to look and discover things, to search after whatever we wanted;

We will only find that these things here are not enough to satisfy. (Ecc. 1:14 - 'I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.') Any happiness here is fleeting and hollow, and sorrow is always chasing it down; there's always another heartbreak here. Without the hope of God, it's plain to see why people get so depressed, thinking that this world is It. That this world is the entirety of our existence. That is depressing.

However, the book ultimately concludes with the Preacher King saying that to fear God and keep his commandments is the entire duty of man. God wants us to seek and find that out; and when we do he wants us to discover the joy in living up to our true purpose.

I really should get a simple, plain icon...
c3childs: (gimme a minutes)
At some point, I'm going to write an original piece(once I figure out pesky things like plot), and this will be in it:

“Do not provoke me to smite you.”
“Ah-ah. A house divided against itself cannot stand, brother.”
The other angel refrained from rolling his eyes, but the sentiment was still there.



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