Category Archives: Ecclesiastes

Eddying Out after Ecclesiastes

I finished the last water-related passage in Ecclesiastes yesterday and I am spending some time with my family this week so it seemed a good time to “eddy out”.  I was a little surprised by the lack of water references … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiastes, Eddying Out | Leave a comment

Remember Him

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”—   before the sun and the light and the moon and the … Continue reading

Posted in Death and Dying, Discernment, Ecclesiastes, Faith, Following God, Heaven, Hell, Love for the Lost, Obedience, reconciliation, Redemption, religion, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Watch the Wind and Look to the Cloud

Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.   Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.   If clouds are full of water, they pour … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Conflict, Covenant, Death and Dying, Discernment, Discipleship, Ecclesiastes, Faith, Following God, Life Together, Obedience, religion, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tears of the Oppressed

Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter.   … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Death and Dying, Ecclesiastes, Faith, Following God, God's Love for Us, Healing, Heaven, Life Together, reconciliation, religion, Sin, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:   a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,   a time to kill and a … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Death and Dying, Discernment, Discipleship, Ecclesiastes, God's Love for Us, Obedience, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reservoirs

I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” I tried cheering myself with … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Discernment, Discipleship, Ecclesiastes, Faith, Following God, God's Love for Us, Life Together, Obedience, religion, The Earthly Realm, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God, wealth | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Raindrops – All Streams Flow into the Sea

The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:   “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”   What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?   Generations come and generations … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Death and Dying, Ecclesiastes, Following God, God's Love for Us, Heaven, Redemption, religion, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment