Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Peril of an Empty Life

Ecclesiastes 2:1-13 The despondency of the book of Ecclesiastes centers around a word that the author uses repeatedly: Vanity. Vanity – hebel – means vapor or breath. It is translated in this manner when it is used throughout the Bible … Continue reading

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Reverence and Worship

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7; Psalm 84:1-4, 10 To make a vow (what we often call “a pledge”) – nadar – is a serious thing. It should never be taken lightly. A nadar means the act of verbally devoting something or a person … Continue reading

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Counsel for Right Living

Eccl 7:1-9; 9:7-10 The writer in verse 10 makes an interesting statement. Christians like to emphasize the first clause which states, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might;” but we neglect to consider the last portion. In … Continue reading

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