Ecclesiastes 5-6: Satisfaction and dissatisfaction.

November 12, 2015. Daily Reading: Ecclesiastes 5-6. Background: Ecclesiastes 3-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. Few words before God: Chapter five of the book of Ecclesiastes opens with a discussion on the relationship between God and man, reminding us of where we stand before the Creator of the universe and how we should approach…

Ecclesiastes 3-4: Time, the eternal and the finite.

November 5, 2015. Daily Reading: Ecclesiastes 3-4. Background: Ecclesiastes 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. A time for everything: The first eight verses of this chapter comprise what is perhaps one of the most well known passages in the book. In beautiful poetry, the preacher makes the point that there is a time for…

“Sweet is the sleep of a laborer.”

February 6, 2014. “Vanity of Vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity!” Is life worthless? Is there any point to all we do under the sun? This is the question that Solomon is addressing basically in the entire book of Ecclesiastes. This book is often credited with a dismal outlook on life…