Tag 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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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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 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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