Honor, money, gift

We jump into chapter 5 of Ecclesiastes and we see that even though the view is from being under the sun and not living with eternity in full view. There are still things that must be. The “preacher” is not taking the view that is atheistic, as if God is not real, but rather the…

Wham, wondering, pointless

If we ourselves are at the center of our own universe and God is not in sight – that to me would be the picture of what it is like to live this chapter 4. Chapter 3 felt like maybe hope was breaking in but here we are again. Isn’t that just what it is…

Time, heart, worthy

We can see from chapter 3 that just because the “preacher” is coming from the viewpoint of under the sun doesn’t mean that God does not exist. We see that God still has a timetable for events and He still has work He has given to man. The “preacher” is not atheistic – but his…

Pleasure, death, settle

If Ecclesiastes is good for anything it is certainly good for pondering the meaning of life! In chapter 2 we find the “preacher” or Solomon seemingly mulling over the question, “How should I spend my life? And here we find some interesting things. We find his first try at squeezing the meaning out of life…

Ecclesiastes, eternal perspective, under the sun

I’ve started reading Ecclesiastes. Most stay away from this book due to its gloominess. It is written by Solomon, King David’s son, who asked the Lord for wisdom. He is considered to be the wisest man who ever lived. He wrote Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. As I began to study, I pondered the…

Go and Tell, He is Risen, unbelief

Mark 16: 14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is…