What Is Wrong with the World Is Us (Ecclesiastes 7:15–29)

What Is Wrong with the World Is Us (Ecclesiaste…, posted with vodpod Let us stipulate, as lawyers say, that the message of Ecclesiastes 7:15–29 is an unexpectedly weird one to find in the Bible, at first glance anyway. It seems alternately despairing (verse 15), cynical (verses 16–17), common sensical (verse 18–22), keenly aware of man’s intellectual limitations (verses 23–24), misogynist (verses 25–28), and acutely cognizant of the origins of man’s problems (verse 29). We expect common sense, keen awareness, and acute cognizance in God’s Word, but despair, cynicism and misogyny? Not so much. So what should we do with the … Continue reading What Is Wrong with the World Is Us (Ecclesiastes 7:15–29)

Vanity of Vanities (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2)

Before you watch or read today’s devotional, read Ecclesiastes 1:1-2. If you were a highly successful individual, what advice would you give others to help them achieve the good life? Walk the aisles of your local bookstore, scan its shelves, and you will discover book after book offering answers to that question. They reveal the seven habits of highly effective people, how to win friends and influence people, the secrets of finding the love you want and keeping the love you find, not to mention how to think and grow rich. Each one is written by an effective, friendly author … Continue reading Vanity of Vanities (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2)