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November 1, 2018: Day 82 – Ecclesiastes 9

I don’t mind the line that we find in vs.4: “But whoever is joined  with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.”  That is as practical and earthy as you can get.  … Continue reading

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October 31, 2018: Day 81 – Ecclesiastes 8

I got lost in vss.12-13…it has to be the most powerful song for me at this time and in this place.  There is something about the statement “It is Well”, that ties everything together.   Emotively there is also a power … Continue reading

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October 30, 2018: Day 80 – Ecclesiastes 7

When you begin this chapter you almost fall into a deep, deep depression.  I mean who says that it is better to die than it is to be born?  I mean who says that it is better to go to … Continue reading

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October 29, 2018: Day 79 – Ecclesiastes 6

There is a repetition here of what has been said before.  There is an emphasis on vanity and how the one who works hard never gets to appreciate the fruit of his/her labors.  There is a sense that this is … Continue reading

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October 28, 2018: Day 78 – Ecclesiastes 5

There is a lot in chapter 5 to cover, but I’m afraid I didn’t cover enough in chapter 4.  I want you to look at 4:9-12.  Stacy and I used these verses in our marriage ceremony.  It is a verse … Continue reading

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October 27, 2018: Day 77 – Ecclesiastes 4

For some reason I was struck today by the very first verse of this chapter.  “Again, I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun.  Look, the tears of the oppressed – with no one to comfort them!  … Continue reading

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October 26, 2018: Day 76 – Ecclesiastes 3

So, this is from where the words of this song came.  It is a pretty well known song and one that I have always enjoyed, and it comes straight out of Ecclesiastes in this third chapter.   There is more to … Continue reading

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October 25, 2018: Day 75 – Ecclesiastes 2

We have to start this chapter with vs. 24.  “There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in their toil.”  Now that is a verse to live by!  The author states the obvious when he … Continue reading

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October 24, 2018: Day 74 – Ecclesiastes 1

We hear in the first verse of the first chapter that the author of Ecclesiastes was a son of David, the king of Jerusalem.  We also read in the final verses of the first chapter that the author was gifted … Continue reading

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October 23, 2018: Day 73 – Proverbs 31

In this last chapter of Proverbs we find quite a transition from the words of King Lemuel to an inspiring passage to a description of a “capable” wife.  The first few verses give us words of wisdom and advice from … Continue reading

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