another common complainer is the “cynic” and solomon is a great example of this and the favorite phrase is “nothing will ever change.”
ecclesiastes 1:2-4,9 (tev), life is useless. you spend your life working and what do you have to show for it? the world stays just the same ... what has been done before will be done again.
look at that last phrase, what has been done before will be done again.
now i have done extensive hebrew exegesis of this phrase and i have come to the conclusion that this phrase probably refers to picking up after children. you mothers know what i mean. you’ll get it all clean and 20 minutes later it’s back the way it was.
what's the use? i mean i just got this place picked up and… what has been done before will be done again. what is the use?
is that you? why even try? it won’t make any difference? nothing will ever change?
just a thought from the front porch…