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Ecclesiastes 11:5 (New International Version)

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As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

So we do not know the Windsor how a baby is formed in the mother’s womb so you can see the works of God only he knows all he is the maker of all things only he knows

Do you know how bones are formed in the womb?

All bones develop in the same way in a process called ossification. At about 10 weeks, bone tissue starts to form as cartilage or membrane. Then, calcium and phosphate – minerals stored in your body and replenished by the foods you eat – are added to the tissue to harden it.Aug 18, 2021

Do not let me lean on my own understanding?

Prov. 3 Verses 5 to 6

[5] Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

What does Ecclesiastes chapter 11 mean?

Ecclesiastes tells young people that they should live it up, and enjoy their youth while they still can. Days of darkness are soon to come.(this guy must have been fun at parties)

Ecclesiastes 11:5

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Ecclesiastes 11:5

As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit
If indeed a man could foresee and be assured of seasonable weather for sowing and reaping, or a proper opportunity for doing good, all circumstances agreeing, it would be right to wait for it, and take it; but as these things are not in our power, nor within the compass of our knowledge, we should take the first opportunity of doing good, and leave the issue to divine Providence: as in many things in nature we are and should be content to be ignorant of them, and leave them with God, who brings them about by his secret power and providence: as, for instance, we know not “the way of the spirit”, or “of the wind” F18, as some render it; from whence it comes and whither it goes, where and when it will subside, or what wind will blow next; or of the spirit or soul of man, how it enters into the body. So the Targum,

“how the spirit of the breath of life goes into the body of an infant:”

whether it is by traduction, as some, which is not likely; or by transfusion, or by creation out of nothing, or by formation out of something pre-existent, and by an immediate infusion of it: or, “what is the way of the breath”; of the breath of a child in the womb, whether it breathes or not; if it does, how? if not, how does it live? or what is the way of the soul out of the body, how it goes out of it when the body dies; [nor] how the bones [do grow] in the womb of her that is with child;

or is “full”, pregnant, big with child: or “in the womb that is full” F19; full of liquids, and yet bones are separated from them, grow out of them, and in them, and are hardened; all which how it should be is unknown: “bones” are mentioned because they are the more solid and substantial parts of the body, the basis and strength of it; and because it may seem more difficult how any part of the seed should harden into them, while other parts are converted into skin and flesh; even so thou knowest not the works of God, who maketh all;

the Targum adds, in wisdom; as men are ignorant of many of the works of nature, so of those of Providence, especially which are future; as whether men shall be rich or poor, have days of prosperity or adversity; what their latter end will be, whether they shall not stand in need of the assistance of others, it may be of them or theirs to whom they now give; or what will be the issue of present acts of beneficence and liberality; these, with many other things of the like kind, should be left with God. Some understand this of the work of grace and conversion, which is a secret and difficult work, only wrought by the power and grace of God; and may be begun, or shortly will, in a poor person, judged an unworthy object of charity for supposed want of it, a thing unknown.

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Ecclesiastes 11:5 Wind
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An Guide to Kingdom Living. True Christian living requires us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth

By Marni Montanez

Ecclesiastes 11:5 New Life Version

5. Just as you do not know the path of the wind or how the bones are made of a child yet to be born, so you do not know the work of God Who makes all things.

The more we mature in Christ, the clearer we see our limitations.  The wind, referred to in this verse is the Spirit of God.  The Holy Spirit is a force that moves swiftly throughout our lives, accomplishing things we could not accomplish in our own efforts.  He is one with the Father and moves with great ease and power.   We cannot see Him and many times we do not even detect Him.  He weaves an intricate pattern of prosperity, healing and purpose as we surrender to His wisdom and strength. God works the same way in the womb of a mother who is pregnant with child.   The baby is carefully formed and every part mindfully put together for God’s pleasure. There are no mistakes in the womb.  God is present in that small, dark place. as He is manifesting His tapestry of beauty in that one life.  His work has no equal and when we were being formed in the womb, God looked upon each baby as unique and individual.  It is a powerful display of His love. 

We face the same unknowing as we pursue relationship and understanding in our walk.   God works with great attention to every detail of our lives.  Mysteriously, He uses what seems to be the most meaningless and painful of circumstances to shape the plans and future He has for us.  He does not answer to us nor does He make excuses for what He must do or allow in order to align our journey with His will.   

Our past and all that seems dark and hopeless is what thrusts us forward into the destiny God has for us.  

Challenge:  God knows all things.   He knows the whys and whats and hows of our path. He knows what each our choices will bring into our future.  We have a choice to believe He knows what He is doing and to trust that what we are experiencing is not only temporary, but necessary. 

God bless


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Ecclesiastes 11:5 The Path Of Wind And Understanding God

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5

Sitting around a campfire is something many people love to do when they go camping. Once the fire is built, they will consider which direction the wind is blowing to decide which side of the fire to sit on. No one wants the wind to blow the smoke or flames directly into his face.

Although doing this will work for a short time, the wind usually will change directions. A person sitting around a large campfire may have to move several times to keep the smoke out of his eyes. The wind keeps changing direction and he cannot know when or where it will blow next.

Along with not knowing the path of the wind, people do not really know how babies are formed in the womb. Scientists can understand a lot of the technical side of the development of a baby, but they still do not understand how the baby can have life. As much as scientists know, so far they cannot create life from something that is dead.

God is the One who gives the wind its path to go on. He is also the One who forms a baby in the womb. He understands both those ways perfectly.

Just as you cannot know the path of the wind or exactly how the baby is formed, so you cannot fully understand how God works. God works in ways that are above your ways. He can see the big picture of life from beginning to end. He knows what is going to happen long before it does happen.

When you look at your path in life, often you may see a mountain or a wall in your path. You do not know how to get over or around it. God can show you with way.

God can take things that look bad and messed up, and turn it out for good. He works all things for your good, if you will allow Him to do so.

You may try to understand God ways, and some of them you will, but you will not understand everything. This is where you must let go and trust God. Trust that He knows what He is doing.

I pray today that you will trust God’s ways of doing things; that you will not reject God’s path for you when you do not understand it; that you will know God’s peace in His path for you; and that God will reveal His path for you to take.

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