Category Archives: Ecclesiastes

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 23 – Best Year Yet – Be the Best Friend You Can Be

Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 I don’t like to be needy.  I like to take care of things on my own and, when I can’t, I get a little grouchy.  It’s humbling to ask for help.  On the flip side, I have … Continue reading

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September 22: Open Letters – Dear Expectations

Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-26 Dear Expectations, We all have them! Expectations are a part of our existence. Fulfilled expectations bring great joy! We receive the college of choice, job of choice, spouse of choice, the family, the house…you get the picture!  … Continue reading

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