Ecclesiastes 3:11 - God Has Put Eternity In Our Hearts.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) He has made 
everything beautiful in its time. He has also set 
eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom 
what God has done from beginning to end. 

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) Yet God has made 
everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted 
eternity in the human heart, but even so, people 
cannot see the whole scope of Gods work from 
beginning to end.  


Hardwired For Happiness
   We have the desire for happiness deeply 
ingrained within us. In other words, God has hardwired 
us to be happy. So where do we find this 
   We wont find it is in this world, 
because the world bases happiness on how well things 
are going. If things are going reasonably well, 
then were happy. If things are not going so 
well, then were unhappy. 
   When you obtain everything, when you have 
all your dreams fulfilled, when you reach all 
your goals and maybe surpass them, you find how 
empty it is. And then you realize that happiness 
isnt in those things at all. 
   I think in many cases, the people you 
follow on social media and those you admire or look 
up to may have a far more miserable life than 
you have. 
   One Gallup study on the subject of 
happiness found that spiritually committed people are 
twice as likely to report being very happy than 
the least spiritually committed people. 
   Ill take that a step further: Godly 
people will be the happiest people. As the Bible 
says, Happy are the people whose God is the 
Lord! (Psalm 144:15 NKJV). 
   C. S. Lewis put it this way: God 
designed the human machine to run on Himself. He 
Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to 
burn, or the food our spirits were designed to 
feed on. There is no other. That is why it is 
just no good asking God to make us happy in our 
own way  God cannot give us a happiness and 
peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. 
There is no such thing. 
   The more we chase after the Lord, the 
more godly well become - and the more well 
find the happiness that has eluded us for so 
long. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 
https://www.harvestdaily.com. re Psa. 144:15] 

A Better World Ahead
   Deep inside us, there is a sense of 
something more in life that drives us on. No matter 
what experiences youve had, no matter how 
wonderful they were, they were just a glimpse of what 
is still ahead. You are really homesick for a 
place you have never been before, and that place 
is Heaven. You were wired this way. 
   The Bible says that God has put eternity 
in our hearts (see Ecclesiastes 3:11). This 
simply means there is a sense inside of us that 
there is more to life. That is what keeps us 
moving forward. 
   It is sort of like the homing instinct we 
see in the animal kingdom, like the salmon 
making their way upstream with such determination. 
We see it in the way the swallows return every 
year to San Juan Capistrano. Its a homing 
instinct that drives them. 
   We have the same thing, but it is a 
homing instinct for a place we havent seen yet. 
It is a homesickness for Heaven. Until that 
day, there is nothing that will completely 
satisfy our lives. No matter what happens to us on 
Earth, it pales in comparison to this great hope. 
   The apostle Paul wrote, For our 
present troubles are small and wont last very 
long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly 
outweighs them and will last forever! So we dont 
look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we 
fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For 
the things we see now will soon be gone, but the 
things we cannot see will last forever (2 
Corinthians 4:17"18 NLT). 
   This is the hope of the Christian - the 
hope of a place called Heaven. There is a better 
world ahead. There is something greater than what 
were experiencing now. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com. re 2Co. 4:17] 


   It doesn't take a wise person to know 
that people long for more than earth. When we see 
pain, we yearn. When we see hunger, we question 
why. Senseless deaths. Endless tears, needless 
   We have our moments. The newborn on our 
breast, the bride on our arm, the sunshine on our 
back. But even those moments are simply slivers of 
light breaking through heaven's window. God flirts 
with us. He tantalizes us. He romances us. Those 
moments are appetizers for the dish that is to 
   "No one has ever imagined what God has 
prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9) 
   What a breathtaking verse! Do you see 
what it says? Heaven is beyond our imagination... 
At our most creative moment, at our deepest 
thought, at our highest level, we still cannot fathom 
eternity. [Grace For The Moment SB By Max Lucado re 
Ecc. 3:11] 


You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and 
our hearts are restless until they rest in you. 
St. Augustine  

There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of 
each man which cannot be satisfied by any created 
thing but only by God the Creator, made know 
through Jesus Christ. Blaise Pascal 


Ecclesiastes 3:11 - The Beauty of Eternity 
In Our Hearts. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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