Better one handful with rest, than two handfuls with effort and pursuit of the wind.
He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through; He has veiled my paths with darkness.
He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success.
1 Thessalonians 2:18
So we wanted to come to you-even I, Paul, time and again-but Satan hindered us.
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun and have found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.
What strength do I have that I should continue to hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?
So I have been made to inherit months of futility, and troubled nights have been assigned to me.
My days have slipped by; my plans have been ruined, even the things dear to my heart.
So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up.
who destroys the omens of the false prophets and makes fools of diviners; who confounds the wise and makes their knowledge foolishness;
I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.
1 Samuel 18:8
Saul was furious and resented this song. "They credited tens of thousands to David," he complained, "but they only credited me with thousands. What more can he have but the kingdom?"
but you didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You have acted foolishly.
The wicked man will see [it] and be angry; he will gnash his teeth in despair. The desire of the wicked will come to nothing.