Tonight on January 21, 2021, at 9:21:21 p.m., it will be the 21st second of the 21st minute of the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century.
Time to read the 21st book of the Bible, Ecclesiastes!
Fitting for these days, Ecclesiastes is a philosophical exploration of the meaning of life.
Imagine if there were 21 chapters to this book, and if there was a 21st verse in the 21st chapter of the 21st book of the Bible.
But there are 12 chapters, not 21.
So let’s take a look at Ecclesiastes 2:1
I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity.
Or Ecclesiastes 2:11
Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was ovanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing pto be gained under the sun
Or maybe Ecclesiastes 1:11
There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.
because sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.
And the very last verse of the 21st book of the Bible, Ecclesiastes 12:14
For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
I like the finality of this last verse. It makes a clear statement. It ends with God.