Wednesday – July 3, 2024

Ecclesiastes 4-6; Psalm 125; 2 Timothy 2

by Faith Brady

Chasing the wind.  This reminds me of a saying we learned when we did mission work in Palestine…“just sniffing the wind” which meant just taking in what is going on around you.  (Where are Kelly and Jeff?  Oh they are just out sniffing the wind).

King Solomon uses the phrase “striving after wind”(ESV) or “chasing after the wind”(NIV) to mean pursuing meaningless things—things that do not have eternal significance—is only chasing after the wind.  Make a list of the things you do in a normal day, how many of them have eternal significance?

If you attend church once a week and that’s the only thing in your life that has eternal significance what significance does the other 8,735 hours signify? Your family has eternal significance, where you spend your money, what you choose to eat and drink, what you do in your free time all have eternal significance.  Put the Lord first in everything.  Start your day, your job, your meals, your free time, your family time with God being first.  Psalm 125:1-2 gives us the foundation we can put all our faith in …“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.”  Put your trust in that!  Life will never be the same after.


  1. Rena Cook says:

    Love u

  2. Jean says:

    So true. Amen