Daily Devotion: Nothing New

What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 1:9

This verse pertains to many things, but today I am using it to illustrate that nothing you read on this website–at least nothing of value that you read–will be a new or original idea that has never occurred before. It may be new to me or it might be fresh to you, but I make no claims about uncovering hidden truth that has laid buried in the scriptures.

Our faith is thousands of years old and our God is eternal. There is a comfort and security in that. It is also a cause for worship and adoration of our God and His faithfulness. The lessons and truths God taught and revealed to Abraham and Isaac, David and Jeremiah, Peter and Paul, and saints on down through the ages He teaches to us. He is faithful and never changing (Hebrews 13:8) and yet He does new things in our lives and in history (Isaiah 43:19).

God’s character and involvement is steady and faithful and yet never stale, always fresh and new. It is a beautiful “both/and” situation. God never changes, nor does He deal with us in cookie cutter fashion. It is incredible to think about.

Therefore, I am humble in what I put forth in writing here, praying that anything not of God would fall away. But I am also bold, knowing that though there are more qualified and gifted speakers and teachers who have said or written anything I ever will better and more eloquently than I ever could, God specializes in using the weak.

“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

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