Tuesday, October 25, 2016

60IN60 Day 51 - Tues Oct 25

It's Day 51 and we're in Ecclesiastes 2.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 18 - Without the hope of eternal life, there is a bitterness in knowing our only legacy is left to those who may mistreat it.

- Verse 1-26 - It's essential to understand the purpose of Ecclesiastes.  It is a wise man who is not following God describing how the world seems to him.  What is why it references all these wonderful things of life that the writer (almost certainly Solomon) ultimately finds "vanity" (i.e. meaningless).  The point of Ecclesiastes is this: no matter how much of the wonders and glory of this earth you experience, if you don't have God in your life, you will ultimately find it meaningless.  Ecclesiastes is my favorite Old Testament book because it speaks so clearly to today.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Your Comments and Questions:
- "I love that in verses 42 and 43, God shows us that when we are terrified or stressed out He will strengthen us if we ask. Have a question about verse 64. I thought a prophecy was determining something that will happen in the future. This verse sounds like they are telling him to determine what has just happened in the past." - That's a good question - I've never thought about it like that.  The idea of prophesying can be telling the future, but it can also involve knowing things that a person wouldn't normally know.  (Like, say, someone's hidden sin.)  So they are asking Him to prove He's exceptional by being able to share information that blindfolded person wouldn't normally know.

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