The Fall. . . For All. . .To See
Topic: Judgment Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:16–3:17
Pastor Art Azurdia preaching part eight of the series, "In Search Of Meaning" from Ecclesiastes 3:16-17.
In light of the November 13 terrorist attacks on Paris comes a timely sermon from Ecclesiastes 3 discussing wickedness.
Following Solomon's declaration in 3:1-15 that God has made everything appropriate in its time, what was referred to as an "unashamed declaration of Sovereign providence." We now see something that occurs simultaneously with God's sovereignty and is woven into His providence--life the way it is under the sun, in a fallen world. It is the existence of wickedness which today and in coming weeks begins to answer the question, "What are the signs that conspicuously reveal the fallen nature of human culture?" The first answer is the "the inescapable existence of injustice." Our displeasure with injustice is to remind us that we are fallen people, living in a fallen world--to create in us a cry for a perfect justice that no human being or human system can exact. The way we can can live with known wickedness and injustice is not to deny God's meticulous providence, but rather to run into the arms of the God who is absolutely sovereign. The answer to every moral monstrosity that occurs in this life, is that the all-knowing, all-seeing, perfectly just, altogether holy God will have the final word.