The preacher instructs us not to look back when times were good and pine for them. Instead he instructs his readers to consider the present times as the work of God. There is a reason that we are living now, and things have happened thus. Embrace the work of God going on right now, and find your place in it. Someday, you and I might look back on this time as the good old days. Let’s make them the best possible.
LORD, give us eyes to see the potential of this time for building your kingdom.