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In 1964 C. S. Lewis wrote a book on the Psalms where he makes a passing reference to Ecclesiastes. He is speaking of how even the most dire parts of the Bible can still shed light upon our understanding of God. He argues against dissecting these difficult texts through exposition and instead, letting them wash […]
A blog post asked if the statement “There is nothing new under the sun” was depressing. My response is below. Kohelet, the writer of Ecclesiastes, states just before this section that his goal in writing was to answer the question, “What do we gain from all the work at which we toil under the sun?” […]
ORIGINAL POST FOUND ONLINE http://hereiblog.com/sunday-considerations-fear-worship-051114/ Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. (Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 ESV) Meditate on the above verses as you prepare for corporate worship this […]
COMMENT http://lifeisajest.wordpress.com You’re walking along—doesn’t matter where, or when, for that matter, if the lighting is good—and you pass a window. One of those floor-to-ceiling types of things that catch your feet and way past your head all in one frame. It’s dark on the other side, creating the perfect mirror effect to display your […]
QUESTION Was King Solomon right when he said in Ecclesiastes that the only thing that matters in the end is to fear God and keep his commandments? VANSWER It’s important to note that we don’t know for certain who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes. Whoever it was only identified themselves as Kohelet, a word that […]
COMMENT A person’s final words may contain the wisdom of a lifetime distilled into a sentence. John Wesley’s last words were repeated several times, “The best of all is, God is with us.” Wise Solomon at the end of Ecclesiastes wrote, “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God […]