9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.
When the Greeks said that all knowing is recollecting, they said all existence, which is, has been; when one says that life is repetition, one says actuality, which has been, now comes into existence. If one does have the category of recollection or repetition, all life dissolves into an empty, meaningless noise.
Kierkegaard, Repetition (Hong) 149
Repetition and recollection are the same movement, except in opposite directions, for what is recollected has been, is repeated backward, whereas genuine repetition is recollected forward. Repetition, therefore, if possible, makes a person happy ….
How is this related to faith? Not a bare expectation, but a substantial hope based upon the known and settled character of God? This must be because God is – it is known beforehand and manifested later.
1 Peter 1:
20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.