Category Archives: Chasing the Wind

February 2 – No Other Gods

Read Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 Somehow, most people who try it are either unaware of the risks or think that they will be the exception to the rule.  And so they forge ahead.  They give inordinate priority to money, possessions, and wealth.  The … Continue reading

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February 1 – The Sacrifice of Fools

Read Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Have you ever offered the “sacrifice of fools”?  It is true…Solomon’s initial readers lived at a time when specific details about animal sacrifices and grain offerings had been outlined.  But this sacrifice of fools did not include the … Continue reading

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January 31 – Finding Freedom from Futility

Read Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 Solomon is right!  Living life “under the sun”…in a fallen world without the Lord…is a futile endeavor.  It is filled with all kinds of experiences that cause pain and sorrow.  Undoubtedly, you have had your own run-ins with … Continue reading

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January 30 – Dogs, Cats, and You

Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 Have you ever jokingly wished for the life of your pet?  Many cats and dogs are catered to.  They don’t experience the frustrations of work or the anxieties of life.  Excuse the pun, but they seem to “have … Continue reading

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January 29 – Hard Work and a Nice Meal

Read Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 “Chasing after the wind…”  Ever tried doing that?  Probably not.  You know that you cannot see it, let alone catch it!  It is no wonder Solomon uses that word picture of futility to describe man’s attempt to experience … Continue reading

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January 28 – Look a Little Bit Higher!

Read Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 It seems almost as if the old country song “Bony Fingers” must have had the same author as the book of Ecclesiastes.  One of the lines to the song states, “Work your fingers to the bone…What do you … Continue reading

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January 27 – Meeting the Teacher

Read 1 Kings 3:1-28 As our kids were growing up, meeting their teachers every year was a tense time for them and for us.  “Who is she?”  “What is he like?”  “Will the person be a good match for our kids?”  … Continue reading

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