Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8

  • June 7, 2020
  • BY Scott Lilly
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REMEMBER John Owen: Satan's greatest success is in making people think they have plenty of time before they die to consider their eternal welfare.   Ecclesiastes 11:1 - 12:8 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8
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Ecclesiastes 10:1-20

  • May 31, 2020
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STENCH J.C. Ryle: I cannot forget that the world is just now fixing its attention on material things to a most extravagant extent. We live in an age of progress—an age of steam-engines and machinery, of locomotion and invention. We live in an age when the multitude are increasingly absorbed in earthly things—in railways, and … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 10:1-20
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Ecclesiastes 9:1-18

  • May 24, 2020
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SHEOL C.S. Lewis: You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
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Ecclesiastes 8:1-17

  • May 17, 2020
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WHATEVER J. Campbell Morgan: Here, then, is the permanent value of the book. It reveals the fact that if a man put God out of count in the actuality of his conduct, no matter how accurate his intellectual convictions may be, these thing inevitably follow. His outlook on the universe is oblique; he comes to … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
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Ecclesiastes 7:15-29

  • May 10, 2020
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WISDOM J.I. Packer: Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty, acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours. Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 7:15-29
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Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:14

  • May 3, 2020
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FOLLY R.A. Torrey: Men will give you many reasons why they are skeptics, many reasons why they are infidels and agnostics and atheists, but in the great majority of cases the real reason is this — men hope by the denial of the existence of God to hide themselves from the discomfort of God's acknowledged … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:14
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Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:9

  • April 26, 2020
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UNSATISFIED J.C. Ryle: Money, in truth, is one of the most unsatisfying of possessions. It takes away some cares, no doubt; but it brings with it quite as many cares as it takes away. There is trouble in the getting of it. There is the anxiety in the keeping it. There are the temptations in … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:9
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Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16

  • April 19, 2020
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WICKEDNESS C.S. Lewis: I have gained something I might not have gained from a flawless, ethical exposition. The shadows have indicated (at least to my heart) something more about the light. Nor would I (now) willingly spare from my Bible something in itself so anti-religious as the nihilism of Ecclesiastes. We there get a clear, … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16
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Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

  • April 15, 2020
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TIME Derek Kidner: We are like the desperately near-sighted, inching our way along a great tapestry or fresco in the attempt to take it in. We see enough to recognize something of its quality, but the grand design escapes us, for we can never stand back to view it as the Creator does, whole and … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
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Ecclesiastes 2:12-26

  • April 5, 2020
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TOIL G. Campbell Morgan: Ecclesiastes is an inspired confession of failure and pessimism, when God is excluded, when man lives under the sun, and forgets the larger part, which is always over the sun, the eternal and abiding things. If you want to know what a man of great privilege and of great learning and … [Read More...] Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
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