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June 9, 2018

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

Ecclesiastes 6 (ESV)

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil. If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. For it comes in vanity and goes in darkness, and in darkness its name is covered. Moreover, it has not seen the sun or known anything, yet it finds rest rather than he. Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy no good—do not all go to the one place?....Continue Reading

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  1. There is a humility that Ecclesiastes encourages that is good but it need not turn to depression. Solomon is big on someone enjoying the fruits of their labor and wealth, but it should never be the focus of things. God and His will are what matter, that is the lesson of this book. Desire is a funny thing that needs to be subjected to God’s will or it will spin out of control.

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