Category Archives: Ecclesiastes

February 8 – Unless…

Read Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”  (Lk. 12:2)  Those words spoken by Jesus provide a sobering reminder.  No secret word, thought, or deed escapes the current scrutiny … Continue reading

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February 7 – Too late

Read Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 It was tragic.  A funeral that caught everyone by surprise.  Days before…hours before…seconds before…he had seemed completely healthy and active.  He was only in his thirties.  He probably would have laughed at the suggestion that his life could … Continue reading

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February 6 – Listening to the Voice of Wisdom

Read Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 In the face of confusion and lack of clarity, I often find myself praying the essence of James 1:5:  “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and … Continue reading

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February 5 – Life and Death

Read Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 King Tutankhamen was buried 3300 years ago.  Over the centuries, “Tut” was forgotten, in spite of his role as king and his apparent wealth.  Archaeologists stumbled onto his tomb without clear historical evidence that it was there or … Continue reading

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February 4 – The Bad Math of Deservedness

Read Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 “I deserve better than this!”  “What did I do to deserve this?”  “She doesn’t deserve that!”  Phrases like that punctuate life for most of us.  They were also part of Solomon’s experiences as well:  “There is something else … Continue reading

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February 3 – Come In Out of the Wind

Read Ecclesiastes 7:1-29 In 1974, a tornado destroyed the town of Xenia, Ohio.  “Pieces of Xenia” landed everywhere, including our back yard 120 miles away.  Just imagine being a resident of Xenia at the time and trying to find some of … Continue reading

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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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