Chapter 5 of Song of Solomon begins by describing the couple’s love as precious perfumes, as sweet honey, as wine with milk. They are encouraged to drink of this love abundantly. But then, we read of coldness and indifference in
The conclusion of Ecclesiastes is amazing. It sums up how we should live in light of the futility of man’s achievements and man’s wisdom. God through challenges us to remember a few things: Remember that life is short and death
For quite a few chapters, we have been learning about the ‘limitations of human wisdom’ as the Bible Knowledge Commentary puts it. Before the final section in the book of Ecclesiastes, we are given some straight-forward instruction of how we
Ecclesiastes 10:20 — “Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.” A
It should be obvious to everyone that we do not live in a perfect world. The reason, of course, for our world’s imperfection is man’s sin. But this does not stop us from still wanting the world to work right.
Another wise observation of Solomon is that all of us, no matter whether we are wise or wicked are in God’s hand (v.1). And we all face the same common fate – death. It comes on the righteous and the
The logic and wisdom of Ecclesiastes are at times hard to follow and understand. The book is a contrast of the benefits and the limitations of wisdom. Those who read Proverbs could come away with a tidy worldview in which
The wise person is able to process and handle all that God brings into their life, whether it be prosperity or adversity. As Ecclesiastes 4:14 says, “In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider:
Perspective can be both powerful and humbling. It show us the bigger picture. It also shows us how small we are. Ecclesiastes is a book that seeks to give us perspective. Though often seen as negative, it is realistic –
There is nothing more frustrating than looking forward to something with great anticipation and being disappointed. Imagine a gift that you are unable to open or use, a nice meal you cannot eat or a life that you don’t appreciated.