Ecclesiastes 10:9

9Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.            

A talented athlete who played in one of the most popular professional team sports threw temper tantrums while the game was in progress. After several statements from concerned authorities and affected individuals, the enigmatic player found himself with no more team to play with. He was fired. Some pundits speculated that the easily angered player had been suffering from mental illness caused by the rough style of play in the said sport. Others suspect that he just feel entitled to do whatever he wishes to do because he is very talented. Whatever reason that may have ignited his tantrums, there is no guarantee that the consequences of his action would be favorable to him.

When the great teacher said that whoever, “quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them,” he may have wisely observed that whatever we do would not be accurately favorable as assumed; we may regret it later or not, but, there’s a possibility of undesirable result when our actions is beyond our control. It teaches us in Proverbs 16:9, In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. And it says in Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

When we believe, by faith, that Jesus Christ has saved us from eternal damnation, we accept him as our personal Lord and Savior; therefore, as grateful believers, we can practically display our trust in him when his righteousness becomes our lifestyle,  and that because, his Holy Spirit reigns in us. Moreover, pleasant or unpleasant circumstances that may come our way would serve as godly instruments for the Lord to shape us into a person he had designed from eternity for his eternal purposes.

Lord Jesus, please guide me in making decision pleasant to you.

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