BDBD is Eccl. 6:10-12

These three verses consider God and humans. God has already named everything that has ever and will ever exist (10). God knows everything about every one of us (10). He knows who we are and why we do what we do; past, present, and future. Nothing takes God by surprise.

Humans individually and collectively are not stronger than God (10). No one can resist God. Yet God does not force himself on anyone. He lets us choose him or reject him. He lets us choose a life of his love or a life of hard frustration and meaningless; a chasing after the wind. The former has great rewards. The latter means death.

Us humans speak so much to God and about God. The more words, the less the meaning (11). Some people chatter on and on. Jesus said, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for our Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:7-8) Many words do not prophet mortals (11).

A famous writer once said in his latter years, “I spent most of my life making plans that never happened.” A musician said something similar, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I do not know my future (12). God does. God seldom tells a person the events of the day as they awake. Better yet he gives me sound advice. “Love me and love my neighbor.”