Ecclesiastes 7:14 -The Good and the Bad

Ecclesiastes 7:14
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In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
-Who doesn’t like a good day?  When everything goes exactly the way you want it to.  There’s is a lot such a day can teach you about the Lord’s goodness and His blessings.  But those bad days- the kind where it seems like everything is working against you; it can be harder to see the value in those.  Nevertheless, God promises that He is using both the good days and the bad days to help us grow.  To what end?  The answer is found right here in Ecclesiastes 7:14, “that man should find nothing after Him.”  If God doesn’t give us blessings, how would we know to return to Him with thanksgiving?  Likewise, if the Lord doesn’t show us trials and suffering, how would we ever learn to turn to Him for comfort and peace?
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