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June 15, 2018

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Reading along with us in Ecclesiastes? Here’s today’s reading:

Ecclesiastes 12 (ESV)

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low— they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets— before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.....Continue Reading

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  1. Oh it says remember because we have such a tendency to forget. And think about all the ways we can remember Him: in worship, in prayer, in obedience, in witness…..But finally the conclusion of the matter is given. After pondering various facets of our lives and the circumstances we face and declaring them meaningless, we finally have the thing that is meaningful. And that is to fear God and keep His commands. To fear God is to honor and regard Him, to recognize His meaning and value, to submit and be humble before Him. And obeying His commands is the only logical conclusion, and when we do, we find the greatest expression of wisdom and meaning for our lives.

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