Nothing New Under The Sun
Having received from God the gift of wisdom, Solomon of the Bible declared that there is nothing new under the sun. Although his statement was made thousands of years ago, it is still very much applicable today. Even when it may appear otherwise, there really is nothing new under the sun.
Politics has always been a nasty business. There’s nothing new about it today, nor will there ever be until the time when Jesus returns to set up His Kingdom here on earth. At that time, He will not be at all like today’s politicians who continually work at getting enough votes to remain in office. No.
In that brighter day, we will be finished with all the lies and manipulation of the vote-getters of our times. In the new Kingdom, the only concern Jesus will have is doing the will of God. The old lies of yesteryear will be replaced with truth, justice and the love of God. Something new? Absolutely!
Power Is Only Temporary
Power through wealth, just like our nasty politics, has also been around through the ages. As far back as Adam and Eve, the ambitions of men have separated us from God. They (Adam and Eve) wanted to be like God, all knowing, all powerful; and so when tempted by Satan, they chose to disobey God. But it didn’t stop there. Satan has exploited the sin of desired power every chance he’s gotten since. We must ask ourselves: what does it profit a man if he has everything under the sun and yet lacks a Savior to give him eternal life? Power is temporary, salvation is eternal.
We can read the book of Ecclesiastes and find many other examples of Solomon’s “nothing new under the sun.” It’s the futile attempt of man to continually look for something new. As long as evil is present in the world there will be nothing new—just the same old rehash seen now in different clothing.
The good news is that someday soon God is going to create a new heaven and a new earth. The old will be gone then and Perfection will be here. That is the day when everything truly will be new under the Son.
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