Category Archives: Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 12-The End of Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 12: 1-8: The End of Things 1 Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; 2 before … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 11- Proverbs for Life in an Uncertain World

Ecclesiastes 11 1 Send out your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will get it back. 2 Divide your means seven ways, or even eight, for you do not know what disaster may happen on earth. 3 … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 10: Wisdom, Life and the King

 Ecclesiastes 10 1 Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a foul odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.  2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 9 Staring into the Abyss and Finding Peace

Ecclesiastes 9 1 All this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hate one does not know. Everything that confronts … Continue reading

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Life May Be Good…

Life may not be fair but it can still be good Taking the moment to savor food and drink The embrace of a friend or the lover’s kiss To enjoy the quest for knowledge and wisdom Or to delight in … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 8 Wisdom in an Unjust World

Ecclesiastes 8 1 Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Wisdom makes one’s face shine, and the hardness of one’s countenance is changed.  2 Keep the king’s command because of your sacred oath. … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7-The Lonely Path of the Seeker

Ecclesiastes 7: 1-10 The Cost of Wisdom 1 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death, than the day of birth.  2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go … Continue reading

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