Have you ever heard, “The Bible’s not trustworthy, there’s too many contradictions in it”. My response to a statement like that is, “Name one”, and the usual reply is that they’ve always heard it said so it must be true. Here’s an example of one such contradiction, both verses written by Solomon. Prov. 14:23, “in all labor there is profit” and Eccl. 2:11, “the labor I had labored.., there was no profit”. No doubt about it, he clearly said opposite things, but let’s look at the context in which each line appears. The “no profit” verse refers to the  long term working to store up material riches that will only beleft behind and given to others at your final breath. The“profit” verse is about building a maturing character full of wisdom. Contradicting? No. If you would like a project try searching out the meaning of verses like these; Mark 9:35, “the first shall be last and the last shall be first”, or 2 Cor. 12:10, “for when I am weak I am strong”, or Matt. 20:27, “he that would be greatest let him be a servant”, and one of my favorites, Matt. 11:28-30, “take my yoke upon you and I’ll give you rest”. A yoke is something worn by oxen when they work, so I am to put on a yoke and rest?These “contradictions” may be puzzling but they’re also spoken from the heart of God of his plan for his creation.  anyone with a desire to follow after God, not try  understand what His Word says? “He that findeth his life  shall lose it and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it”, (Mart. 10:39). He is a rewarder of them that diligently  seek him. Study to show thyself approved of God. Selah.

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