Scripture Sunday | Dreams

When I woke up this morning, I could hear Jaycee crying.  I let her cry for a little bit, because I was going to lie there a little longer to see if she would stop.  The crying went on.  Since it was time to get up anyway, I went in to see why she was crying.  She said that she had a good dream.   At first, I was a little confused.  "So why are you crying, baby?".  She wasn't ready to talk about it yet.  I asked her if she wanted to come into bed with me and she said "yes".  So, we were lying there and she said, "Best.  Dream.  Ever."   I knew why she was upset.  She had a good dream, woke up, opened her eyes and her dream wasn't real.  We've probably all had those dreams that were so good, we just want to go back to sleep.  As adults, we know they were just dreams and that we shouldn't be disappointed that they're not real.  But, as a four year old, it's just disappointing.  
    I never have a pre-set plan about my Scripture Sunday posts (or my Thankful Thursday posts), because I want to see where the spirit takes me on that day.  So, today, since Jaycee had this dream episode, I looked for scripture about dreams. And here is a Scripture that I found.

 "Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God."--Ecclesiastes 5:7 (ESV)

After reading the "meanings" in my ESV study Bible for the entire section(5:1-7), the scripture above seems to mean that we should "fear God" because he is holy and righteous. 
I don't translate Bibles.  ; )  And I don't claim to know what God means.  Ever.  And my take on this, doesn't actually have to do with this specific Bible verse, but "dreams" in general.  But, this is what I'm going to take from this:
  We should look to God for which direction we need to go in life.  I don't think it's wrong to have dreams, but are those the "dreams" that God has for your life?  Pray for everything that you need in life and listen for His answer.  May His will be done.

As I was reading through some more of the explanation of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the ESV Study Bible, something else caught my eye.  The Study Bible has an introduction to each book of the Bible where they list the "author", if known, explanations and key themes.  They also have an outline of the book.  In the outline of Ecclesiastes, this caught my eye:
"The limits of human knowledge(8:14-17)".  I love the explanation that the Study Bible gives for this.  But, for now, I'll just list the Bible Verse.  I really do recommend this Bible!  You can find it at the website.  It was a gift to my husband and me from Dad and stepmom a couple years ago.  I really use my women's devotional Bible more often, but I go to the Study Bible if I want a more in-depth understanding.  Here's the verse:

"There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked, and there are wicked people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I said that this also is vanity. And I commend joy, for man has no good thing under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.
 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on earth, how neither day nor night do one’s eyes see sleep, then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out."--Ecclesiasted 8:14-17(ESV)

I hope everyone has a Blessed day. 

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