freedom

Security and insecurity

Vanity of vanities! All is vanity! What advantage does man have in all his work which he does under the sun? (Ecclesiastes 1:2-3)
Having described his life, his successes, his mistakes and his disappointments, King Solomon concludes the whole matter: “Fear God and keep his commandments, because this applies to every person” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Who wants to express himself to be sovereign and necessary chooses freely to do what God recommends.

God's choice

God is the same yesterday, today and eternally. Without him, our existence would have no meaning. When God decided to manifest his perfection, he chose to create man in the shape of an earthen vessel to give the light of the knowledge of his glory (cf. 2 Corinthians 4:6). God had no need to express his existence by creating an imperfect world and a man who languishes to be perfect. God acts by free choice, without particular reason. That is why the Scriptures never recall for what “reason” God created the world, but for what “purpose”.

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