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“Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:10).

My dad used to tell me when I was leaving the house, “Boy where you going and what are you going to do?” He would then follow that up with, “Boy by the time you get there I am already coming back”! This was my dad’s way of saying, don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing, because there is nothing new on this earth. He would say, “I was once your age and did what you’re going to do, and now I’m back to warn you not to do it”! Whether my dad knew it or not, this wisdom that he possessed was a reflection of Solomon’s writing in Ecclesiastes.

When we’re young we often think that we can get away with everything. We often think that we can pull a fast one on our parents, and it’s usually because we think we’re smarter than they are, etc. We may think what we o, but the fact of the matter is there is nothing new under the sun.

Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 1:9 “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun”. The wisdom of Solomon amazes me as it should you. This is so true; there is nothing new under the sun. So when you think you are more wise than your parents, think again because they have been there and done that!

Remember now the word of God in your hearing: “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them” Ecclesiastes 12:1.