Ecclesiastes 1:4 (NKJV) One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever.
Human existence consists of a series of patterns. Dysfunctional family patterns seem to resurface generation after generation in an incredible repetition of pain. We may grow tired and wonder if there’s really any escape from the cycle of addictive behavior and suffering.
King Solomon examined life and was discouraged by some of his observations. “Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers. . . . Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we hear, we are not content” (Ecclesiastes 1:4-8).
Life can seem like one meaningless event of cycle after another. Solomon observed that our lives can be spent without ever going anywhere. He also wrote these instructions: “Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous” (Proverbs 2:20). Does your life have meaning ? How do you live that adds meaning to your life?
Point to ponder- Throughout the Bible we see that life can be linear, leading somewhere. Even though we are powerless to stop all the destructive cycles around us, we can take our own steps in the direction of recovery and a new way of life.
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