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Chasing the wind

Only Fools and Courses

Chapter 10 of Ecclesiastes introduces us to the foolish person. We are all susceptible to making foolish choices that can destroy a good reputation. Being careless with our choices in this life is evidence that we are not prepared for the next. Only God is able to make us wise unto Salvation. Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 ESV…

That’s Life

As the Teacher observes life, he wants us to confront the hard reality of how little we know, and the vast extent of what we cannot handle. We are not in control and life doesn’t work the way we’d expect. In this passage, we look at the main problem, so that we can be sure…

True Rest

By nature, people are uncomfortable reflecting on life’s hardest realities, such as the uncertainty of the future and the certainty of death. Instead of considering our existence beyond this life, we often choose to focus on the fleeting pleasures of this world. However, our hearts will remain restless until we find rest in the God…

Death and Destiny

Death entered the world when Adam and Eve committed the first act of disobedience toward God’s commands. As a result, death is an inevitable ending to life that we all face. By taking the penalty for our sinful disobedience, the Lord Jesus Christ defeated death and offers us the hope of eternal life.   Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 ESV…

The Main Thing

The philosophy that dominates the lives of many people today, is the attempt to find one’s happiness in the things of this life. The fact is, neither wealth nor great numbers of children, nor years of long life can bring the real happiness or blessedness that people seek after. True happiness is only found in…

Acknowledge God

While searching for the meaning of life, the Preacher discovers that wealth brings burdens and anxiety rather than satisfaction. He asks, what benefit money might afford, or what advantage does it offer? His conclusion? Not much!—until, that is, we acknowledge that all good gifts, and our ability to enjoy them, come from God. Ecclesiastes 5…

The Rat Race

The Preacher describes human behaviour that contributes to the heavy burden of life ‘under the sun’. In this chapter, the Preacher reveals the danger of living like the world and observes certain characteristics of the world’s system that people depend on for worldly success. Ecclesiastes 4 Evil Under the Sun 4 Again I saw all…

The Rhythm Of Life

Wise people respect time’s rhythms. Dawn, morning, afternoon, evening, night. Many people try to live rhythm-free lives, by simply doing whatever they feel like doing in any given moment, without proper attention to whether it is the right time to do that thing. This actually tears at the fabric of what it means to be…