Life can be disconcerting, disorienting, discouraging, and even dangerous. For many, life is aimless, empty, futile. Amid the conflicting voices telling us what’s what and how we should be living, frustration sets in as our attempts to make life work seem completely futile. We desperately
Someone has said that Ecclesiastes is a book that encourages us to do our bucket list. We all have our regular to do lists, which is necessary. But the Christian is to not only persevere in doing that list to the glory of God; he
As our study in Ecclesiastes draws near to a close, we are reminded by the preacher of our responsibility to be generous in light of God’s sovereignty. This helps us to live meaningfully in the midst of a world of vanity.
Speech navigates our lives. Wise speech builds up and is prosperous, while foolish speech breaks down and causes loss. As he continues to address the contrast between wisdom and folly, Solomon turns his attention in 10:12–20 to the evidence of folly in our speech.