Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 36 Day 3

Our reading challenge for the day is Ecclesiastes 5-8. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Ecclesiastes 5 - Our walk is based on honoring God. His way of ordering society is great protection. If we try to order affairs in our own way we will never be satisfiedl.

Ecclesiastes 6 - It is evil that we work and strive but do not get to keep or enjoy what we earn. It is better to have little and enjoy it than to have much and surrender it to an oppressor.

Ecclesiastes 7 - True blessedness involves realizing our mortality in light of God’s eternal mercy. We do not rightly take ourselves too seriously but we should take God very seriously.

Ecclesiastes 8 - What is true vanity? It is trusting in ourselves whether wise or foolish, evil or good. We escape vanity when we look to the true LORD.

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