19 comments on “Ecclesiastes: The Prologue

  1. Wow taking on this is a monumental task. But, I must admit although Eccl is a stretch to understand it became one of my favorite books in a time of real struggle and I benefited from its ‘wisdom or lack thereof’ than any other book with the exception of Proverbs. May the Lord guide you in this endeavor for it takes resolve to stick with it and find the positives rather than focus on the negatives. But, if there is anyone who can do it , I know you can. Blessings ..looking forward to “our journey.” What an adventure lies ahead if we have open minds to receive it.

  2. I have seen that in my own life many times, because what was “important” 30 years ago, lies in “ruins” because of changing government priorities. Facilities were “moth-balled”, programs were cancelled, and a whole department was eliminated. In a way, it is sad to see all that talent and hard-work go to waste. But, I have a higher-calling to help build-up that which is eternal, the Kingdom of God. Sola Deo Gloria.

    Steve

  3. Nobody remembers the former generations of people, and nobody will remember us.

    This is so true, as a consultant I sometimes revisit old clients, sometimes years later. Few people remember that I was ever there, and the faces change so often that, sometimes, there is no one there that I had previously worked with.

    The American Indian religion, don’t recall if it is Navjo or Cheyenne, belief in the afterlife is that you exist so long as you are remembered. When no one is left who remembers your name then you disappear from the afterlife. Obviously there are those, such as Geronimo and Tecumsa, who will live on forever, but the majority would cease to exist after a few generations.

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  5. Hi everyone, hi Don, I am looking forward to a succinct exegeses of this book since it has been years since I have studied it and we have not as yet done it with our own congregation.

  6. My background is science and engineering. One of the funnier things to observe is that even innovation has a certain boredom. New idea! New gizmo! Been there. Done that.

    Innovation has in fact become painful. My jobs have often involved helping folks transition to a new system. Since new government systems are often no better than the old ones (until they work out the bugs), many people fight such changes.

    Myself? I still use an old flip phone. The Internet is a bad enough addiction. What is the point in carrying it around with me?

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