We’re Concluded

by | Apr 27, 2018 | Vital Men Devotions

Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NASB) The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.

Resolution, completion, is what I believe Solomon was getting at in this verse.  The resolution of the “matter” is more aptly achieved to a positive conclusion through patience.  Pride slows the matter’s conclusion or prevents it entirely. How true is this?  As I ponder this verse, I find myself in total concert with his statement.  Thinking back on so many instances in my life where patience produced a far better end than what the matter began as.  Conversely, I can think of as many or more times where pride stymied a positive result or worse yet, made the matter worse than it began. 

Patience, what a virtue.  God’s word is rife with reference to this virtue.  I consider myself a fairly patient person, but admit I have a great deal of room for refinement.  What about you?  How does your patience measure up?  Can you think of specific instances where patience produced for you a measurably better conclusion to a matter than its beginning?  Can you think of specific instances where you thought, “ah I can do this”, and then charged pridefully forward and ended up creating more chaos than what you started with? 

This is a very concise verse and it doesn’t need my excessive wordiness muddying it up.  So, there you have it, just a short meditation on a teaching from Solomon.  Patience and pride, we’re concluded.  Have a blessed weekend!

In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,

Scott Pace 

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