Good Wednesday Morning! 7/15/20

Cast Your Bread upon the Waters
Ecc 11:1  Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
Ecc 11:2  Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
Ecc 11:3  If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
Ecc 11:4  He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Ecc 11:5  As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Ecc 11:6  In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Ecc 11:7  Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Cast: That is, says Bp. Lowth, “Sow thy seed or corn on the face of the waters;” in plain terms, sow without any hope of a harvest. Do good even to them on whom your benefactions seem thrown away. Dr. Jebb has well illustrated it by the following passages:

“Vain are the favours done to vicious men;
Not vainer ’tis to sow the foaming deep.
The deep no pleasant harvest shall afford,
Nor will the wicked ever make return.

“To befriend the wicked is like sowing in the sea.
These, indeed, invert this precept;
Nor is it extraordinary that they should.

“The one, frail human power alone produced,
The other, God.”

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