Ecclesiastes 11:1-10

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Life is an adventure and Solomon used two illustrations to make this point.  The first was a merchant sending out his ships (Ecclesiastes 11:1-2) in which faith is necessary. The merchant has no control...

Ecclesiastes 11 Introduction

Ecclesiastes 11 Introduction Ecclesiastes 11 Introduction Ecclesiastes 11 – Is life worth living?” That was the question the Preacher raised when he began the discourse that we call Ecclesiastes. After experimenting and investigating “life under the sun,” he...

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 Ecclesiastes 10:1 – Like some highly concentrated chemicals polluting a water supply, a little foolishness can contaminate and permeate every part of life.  Scripture speaks much about foolishness. ‘The fool has said in...

Ecclesiastes 9:1-18

Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 Ecclesiastes 9:1 – Some describe the first part of Ecclesiastes 9 as the most pessimistic passage in the entire book. But it ends on an optimistic note, preparing us for the positive elements that follow in the next three...

Ecclesiastes 8:1-16

Ecclesiastes 8:1-16 Ecclesiastes 8:1-16 Ecclesiastes 8:1 In his study of the importance and value of wisdom Solomon lands on the major obstacle to wisdom and the fruit of wisdom and that is evil in the world. Faith in God  brings this problem to light because if there...

Ecclesiastes 7:1-29

Ecclesiastes 7:1-29 Ecclesiastes 7:1-29 Ecclesiastes 7:1-2 Solomon next takes up the vanity of man’s wisdom (Ecclesiastes 7:1-8:17), and discuss whether or not wisdom can make life any better. Though wisdom can’t explain all or answer all of our questions, it is still...