From Generation to Generation

Today, we will take a look at a passage  from the book  of Ecclesiates. The other day, I had a long conversation with my father. In my quest for knowledge, I usually engage in conversations that are not always easy to talk about. My father has a reputation for being a deviant. So, for years have pondered why and how did he become anomalous, it seems to me that it was inherited.However, I did not fully agreed  with my conclusion. As we proceeded to continue with our conversation he became very uncomfortable and ask me why was I questioning him about his father and grandfather. I simply replied, I am curious because I was not around when they were. He did not wish to continue the conversation and storm out the room saying what kind of question is this.Then, I decided to
use one of my most valuable sources,which to me is the book of knowledge. You may ask yourself what is the book of knowledge and that is the Bible. It provides hidden answers. So, I know for sure there is nothing new under the sun and the earth remains forever. To learn more you might consider reading Ecclesiates 1


“Meaningless! Meaningless!”

    says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.

What do people gain from all their labors
    at which they toil under the sun?

Generations come and generations go,

    but the earth remains forever.

The sun rises and the sun sets,

    and hurries back to where it rises.

The wind blows to the south

    and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
    ever returning on its course.

All streams flow into the sea,

    yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
    there they return again.

All things are wearisome,

    more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.

What has been will be again,

    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which one can say,

    “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.

No one remembers the former generations,

    and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
    by those who follow them.

 

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