“There is no man who has power over the spirit to retain the breath of life, neither has he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in battle [against death], neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it.” Ecclesiastes 8:8 ->me: There is so much packed into this little verse. It is a stark reminder that we are not in control and that we have no way of knowing the day we will leave this earth. It seems obvious that there is no form of wickedness will save the person given over to it, but this is the state of every unbeliever. This is why I must reach out with the truth at every opportunity the Lord puts in front of me. Whether that is here at work, on the street, at home, with a friend, or a complete stranger for that matter. I must never allow myself to be an unused vessel; I am most rewarded by being the conduit by which the Lord calls someone to Himself. Lord help me to hear your voice and recognize the opportunities when they are presented. Growing your Kingdom is my goal.