The difficult teaching of Ecclesiastes warns us that all people share the same fate. This wisdom is pervasive in Scripture, from the violent imagery found in Deuteronomy to the razor’s edge of Paul’s argument in Romans. There is no difference between Jew and Greek; between the wise man and the fool; between the righteous and the wicked—all men share one fate. All things rest in the palm of God’s hand.
Are you mighty? You will be brought low. Are you humiliated? Sure, you may be lifted up, but then what? Have you heard Deuteronomy? What about Paul’s teaching? Yes, you were brought into God’s household, but now what? Are you better off than those who went before you?
All things rest in the palm of God’s hand. He brought you in, and he can take you out. Yes, he can fill you with good things, but he can also send you away empty.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:51-53
Episode 444; Luke 1: 51-53
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