It is with our sins that we go to God, for we have nothing else to go with that we can call our own. This is one of the lessons that we are so slow to learn; yet without learning this we cannot take one right step in that which we call a religious life.
Bonar, H. (1881) How Shall I Go To God, 4-5
All too often, however, we’re running on empty because our view of God is empty.
Daniel Hames, Your Callings Are Too Big for You
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. Eccl. 1:4 (KJV)
The earth is where it was; the sun, and winds, and rivers, keep the same course that ever they did; and therefore, if they have never yet been sufficient to make a happiness for man, they are never likely to be so, for they can but yield the same comfort that they have yielded. We must therefore look above the sun for satisfaction, and for a new world.
Henry, M. (1706) Commentary on the Whole Bible, Complete, Eccl. 1:4-8