shadow life


January 2016 (21)Ecclesiastes 6:10-12

10 Whatever has come to be was already decided, and it is known what a man will be, and that he is not able to argue that point with the one stronger than he is. 11 The more words he uses, the more empty they are, so how does that benefit a man? 12 Because who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his temporary life, which he passes like a shadow? Because who under the sun can tell man what will happen after him?

shadow life

The shadow analogy as a description for life is very insightful. First, it speaks to the brevity of our lives. They are temporary. They come and go with the sun we are all under. Secondly, the shadow analogy is appropriate because a shadow does not have an existence independent of the sun. We can argue free will all we want, but each of us will eventually succumb to the decisions made by our sovereign God. Bank on it.

LORD, my life is a shadow. Make it a good shadow.


About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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