Monthly Archives: October 2016

More Submission

Ecclesiastes 8:9-17 These verses seem to go on in a familiar refrain; everything is meaningless. Things happen under the sun that shouldn’t, people conjure up their schemes, and people die; what’s the point? The Teacher has been saying these things … Continue reading

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Submission: Everyone’s Favorite Thing

Ecclesiastes 8:1-8 Our adventure moves into chapter 8 and brings us to what no doubt will be a favorite subject for all of us: submission and obedience. As you can see, verse 1 is transitional; the meat begins to be … Continue reading

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Come into His Light

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings: October 30, 2016

I’ve always been partial to autumn; I’m not quite sure why that is, but I have been. As a youngster, I always looked forward to summer; I would imagine most kids do since school is out. Even now I look … Continue reading

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The Value of Wisdom

All this I tested by wisdom and I said, “I am determined to be wise”— but this was beyond me. Whatever exists is far off and most profound— who can discover it? Ecclesiastes 7:23-24 The value of wisdom is that … Continue reading

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Wisdom Brings Restraint

“Restraint” is everyone’s favorite concept, but it is a quality of the wise. Even outside of relationship with God, a wise person learns self restraint. To be sure, a person doesn’t even need to be all that wise to understand … Continue reading

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Moderation is Wise

In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness. Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise— why destroy yourself? Do not be overwicked, and … Continue reading

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