The Mystery of Injustice and Death

May 26, 2024    Cary Jester

This morning as we continue in our study through the book of Ecclesiastes, we consider Ecclesiastes 3:16-22. The Preacher considers the mystery of injustice and death and states, "All are from dust, and to dust all return." The Preacher concludes, "So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him?" (Ecclesiastes 3:22)

As we experience injustice and death in the world that is, it points us to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although we deserved death for our rebellion and injustice, Jesus took our punishment and gives us new life. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. While we deserved death for the wages of our sin, eternal life in Jesus is offered as a free gift. As we live in a world of injustice and death, we are continually reminded about our need for forgiveness and justice in Jesus. We seek to rejoice in the work of Jesus and trust that He will bring about justice in His timing and according His plan.