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Mar 22, 2015

God's Answer To Injustice

Passage: Ecclesiastes 3:16-22

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Ecclesiastes

“God’s Answer To Injustice” - Eccl 3:16-22

Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness. I said to myself, “God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man,” for a time for every matter and for every deed is there. I said to myself concerning the sons of men, “God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts.” For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust. Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth? I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will

bring him to see what will occur after him?

 

Limited in scope

2Thess 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

No authority over the soul

Lk 12:4,5 I say to you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear; fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Limited in duration

2Thess 1:6,7 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when

the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven....

Mt 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.
2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

God’s Day is Coming

Death is certain and is certainly not the end! Injustice and evil have an expiration date!

 

Limited in power

People Don’t Change - But God Changes People!

Name It - Claim It
“You will either endure life or enjoy life”

Worship

Don’t fear life - fear God

God’s mysteries shouldn’t repel us, they should inspire us.

“”I have declared that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.... I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees You; therefore, I retract, and I repent in dust and ashes.”