Monthly Archives: August 2017

Some Thoughts about Patience

Ecclesiastes 7:8-14 Our most excellent adventure now moves into the second of the sections in chapter seven: Patience. Yes dear reader, I am going over this one carefully myself, since patience is really not my strongest suit! The topic is … Continue reading

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Wisdom at Work

Ecclesiastes 7:1-7 Chapter 7 is a chapter of wisdom, and reads much like the Proverbs. It covers three subjects, the first of which is being serious here in vv. 1-7. This section, in turn, is divided into three subsections. The … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: August 30, 2017

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Hoarding

Ecclesiastes 6 Some time back I watched an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents from 1955; oh what a great show! This episode was a story about a man who owned and operated a shop that sold antiquities, and opens with … Continue reading

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Wealth: Bad News, Good News

Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 This is an interesting section; the Teacher gets into some reasons why wealth is meaningless, and then there’s a little twist at the end. Verses 10-11 speak of the meaningless nature of the love of money; what’s the … Continue reading

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Worship Under the Sun

Ecclesiastes 5:1-9 Up to this point in our adventure, the Teacher hasn’t spoken about worship, at least not directly, but that changes in this passage; oh what an excellent adventure we are on; old Solomon doesn’t seem to miss anything! … Continue reading

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More Life Under the Sun

Ecclesiastes 4 Our vantage point has returned to the life of people apart from God where it will remain from 4:1 – 6:9. Our adventure in chapter 4 is a most excellent one, for we will see earthly life as … Continue reading

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Justice on Earth and Beyond

Ecclesiastes 3: 16-22 Our most excellent adventure now examines the state of judgment both here on earth, and in heaven. Before we look at the text, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you that we are still within … Continue reading

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The Choices We Make

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,     a time to kill and a time to … Continue reading

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Love, Justice and Our Response

I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? Psalm 101:1-2a At first this may seem to be quite simple, but … Continue reading

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