God’s work cannot be undone or changed (13). Consider God’s work carefully. Solomon was not fatalistic when he states, “Who can straighten what God has made crooked?” Rather, he wants me to consider what God has done.
Human nature considered God weak and unproductive in the world until something happens that we do not like. Then we are unhappy, upset, and even angry at God. When good things happen in our life perhaps some will thank him; a few may even worship him. Yet we usually do not acknowledge that God brings the good and the bad (14). God is sadly too often removed from our hearts and minds.
“When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made he one as well as the other. (14)” Reverence and fear of the Lord can be born from this truth. Some don’t want to believe that God made bad times and others don’t want to accept that he is responsible for the good, not them.
I can write so much on this topic (and have). Yet, my heart says, “Wake up oh sleeping soul. Consider God. Consider your life. You do not know what will happen tomorrow or in one hour. Turn your heart over to Jesus. Eat him into your soul and you will be able to feast on his love and strength.”
Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the ages.
4Who will not fear you, O Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.” (Revelation 15:3–4)