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June 8, 2018

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

Ecclesiastes 5 (ESV)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.  Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.

When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear....Continue Reading

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  1. d. 15As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand

    and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. 20For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

  2. How important it is to be mindful and intentional when we approach God, not to be flippant with Him. It is the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of wisdom even though Jesus has called us His friend. When we say we are going to do something we should do it! Few words spoken wisely are better than many words spoken foolishly.

    And being preoccupied with wealth and the pursuit of stuff is a trap. To accept what we have in gladness and continue to work in the way and the amount that God wants is a gift. There are many stresses and troubles that come from discontentment. So to be content with who we are, where we are, and what we have while continuing to work to bring improvement in any of those areas without needing things to change, all under God’s direction and will is one of the keys to life!

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