Category Archives: Ecclesiastes

 Ecclesiastes 6: The Illusiveness of Joy

Ecclesiastes 6 1 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy upon humankind: 2 those to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that they lack nothing of all that they desire, … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 5-The Gift of Mortality Before God and in the World

 Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Silence Not Sacrifice 1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than the sacrifice offered by fools; for they do not know how to keep from doing … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 4- The Things That Steal Our Peace

Ecclesiastes 4 1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed– with no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power– with no one to … Continue reading

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An Ongoing Reference to Luther’s Works

I am a Lutheran pastor but not a Lutheran scholar and the breadth of Luther’s works makes them a staggering task to approach. As a part of my study of various books of the scriptures I have also made it … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 3- Approaching Time Wisely

Ecclesiastes 3 1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 2- The Quest for Meaning

Ecclesiastes 2: 1-11 The Quest for Meaning Begins 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will make a test of pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But again, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1- Chasing After the Wind

Ecclesiastes 1: 1-11: All the Vanity and Toil of Life 1 The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What do people … Continue reading

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