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June 10, 2018

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

Ecclesiastes 6 (ESV)

A good name is better than precious ointment,
    and the day of death than the day of birth.
It is better to go to the house of mourning
    than to go to the house of feasting,
for this is the end of all mankind,
    and the living will lay it to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,
    for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
    but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise
    than to hear the song of fools.
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot,
    so is the laughter of the fools;
    this also is vanity.
Surely oppression drives the wise into madness,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning,
    and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit..
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This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

  2. Lots of wise sayings here. I too was struck by verse 14, Melanie. And there is a humility in sorrow that is better than the pride that can be in laughing. The end of a matter is better than the beginning…..And anger does reside in the lap of fools. And how successful we are in life is not the litmus test of how right we are. God and His word are the reference point and whether following them leads to blessing or hardship, it is to our benefit to obey.

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