Same Old Tricks

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

I remember as a child my father would say I have been in your shoes before. I have fought your battles. I thought he was crazy. It was a different time when he was a child. Now, I am thirty I see that he was right. You see the tricks of the enemy has not changed. He may have given them new names or made them look a little different, but they are the same. His tricks have never changed. What he speaks in your ear to discourage you he spoke in the ears if the children of Israel. How he puts temptation in your face he did the same thing long ago. The sad thing is, he doesn’t have to change. His old tricks are still working. He has the young separated from the old. He has the young convinced that the older has no idea what they face. He has the older convinced that the young are just arrogant. Those of you that are young listen to the older on how to overcome battles, they have faced them. You older have patience with the young, you were once just as hard headed.


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