4 He who observes the wind will not sow,
And he who regards the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know what is the way of the wind,
Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child,
So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
6 In the morning sow your seed,
And in the evening do not withhold your hand;
For you do not know which will prosper,
Either this or that,
Or whether both alike will be good.
(Ecclesiastes 11:4-6, New King James Version)
Works of God
What do we really know about life? What do we know about the future? What do we know about the works of God? How do we approach the work we must do? As Solomon ponders these questions, he helps us to realize the futility of our frustrations and fears.
What of the farmer who says, "It looks too windy today to do the planting, I will wait for a better day," or "It might rain, those clouds look ominous; we will have to wait for another day to harvest the crops."? Yet, how often do we approach the duties we need to do with the same attitudes. I have always been known as a hard worker, but when I am home, I can find plenty of reasons to put off the things that need to be done.
It seems as though we spend a lot of our time worrying about things over which we have no control, and very little time actually praying for help to accomplish our tasks, and then resting in the works of God.
In the end, Solomon advises us to sow the seed, and use what God has given without hording the profits for ourselves. We do not know the works of God, therefore we do not know what will or will not prosper. Let us then, rest in the Lord to care for us, because God is God, and we are not!
God Bless You,