Monthly Archives: August 2017

Random Ramblings: August 26, 2017

As most of you know, my wife and I have recently moved into another house with my 94-year-old Mom. Well, it isn’t any great surprise that this requires quite a bit of adjustment for all of us, and one thing … Continue reading

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Meaningless Labors… and a Different Point of View

Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 With verses 17 ff. we continue the Teacher’s warm and cozy view of our lives under the sun, this time we are talking about work. In verses 17-23, we see a very high concentration of markers making it … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Folly

Ecclesiastes 2:12-16 Our Teacher now examines wisdom and folly, and in so doing he comes to the conclusion that wisdom is better, but it only goes so far. A wise person walks in light, while a fool stumbles around in … Continue reading

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The Pleasures of Life

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Do you know anyone who doesn’t like pleasure? To be sure, that is a loaded question because it is not possible to say “No” to that one. Everyone likes pleasure… by definition, although not everyone has the opportunity … Continue reading

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Much Wisom – Much Grief

Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 Solomon (a..k.a. Koheleth) sets out his great quest for wisdom in these verses, but all of the wisdom that the wisest man of all time managed to collect, wasn’t worth very much. Here’s an example: Suppose you went … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes: The Prologue

Ecclesiastes 1:1-12 And so dear reader, we begin our most excellent adventure through the book of Ecclesiastes. After identifying Solomon as the “Teacher” of this lesson, the theme of the entire book is set forth in verses 2-3: The works … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: August 23, 2017

I’m guess this was taken about a quarter of the way through the eclipse Monday, although you ‘d never guess there was an eclipse under way because of the overcast. Yet the clouds that block our view made the scene … Continue reading

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A Brief Introduction

As we begin our adventure through Ecclesiastes, we should set out a little background information about it. First of all, I want to be very up front with you: This book is a little tricky, so we need to be … Continue reading

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Another Trill-packed Adventure Begins

Over the last… however many months… I’ve had the sense that the world really seems to be getting more and more crazy.  It isn’t just crazy in this country; craziness seems to be everywhere to one degree or another these … Continue reading

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Final Greetings… and Questions

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. … Continue reading

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