This is no time for games! Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NASB) The key word in Ecclesiastes is vanity, the futile emptiness of trying to make sense out of life apart from God. Ecclesiastes 7:7 - a wise man mad. Be diligent. Ecclesiastes. 1. Conclusion: Make the investment. We may therefore be wrong in setting so little store by it as we do, but we are not convinced. Please note the two words “time” and “chance”. AARON STURGILL But I find that too often Solomon’s perspective of futility mirrors my own thinking as a believer .. how can that be? C. Get ready for the Judgment (Eccl 12:14) – He holds us accountable. From this parable, we see that the heart of man contains nothing of the good seed of the Kingdom to begin with-- it has to be sown. He or she needs to know the “why” of an organization (Swindoll). On Philo, compare especially Drummond, Philo Judaeus, II, 201-13 (1888). Ecclesiastes 7:9, "Do not say, 'Why were the old days better than these?' Solomon’s Conclusions (Ecclesiastes 6:10–12:8), A. Introduction—The Problem of Not Knowing (Ecclesiastes 6:10–12), B. Perhaps this connotes the practical side of Jesus' teaching, so simple and direct, but it could also include a deeper knowledge of mission and God's purpose of salvation. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1986. "Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, … let him glorify God on this behalf" (1 Peter 4:16). Second, the view of God put forth by Wisdom Literature was God as Creator rather than God as Redeemer, the latter theological construct characterizing law and prophecy. Welcome to the “fickle family.” They live right next door to the “rat-fink” family! Select a different Bible translation (see Tab = "Bible"). A Lot of People are Never Pleased (Eccl 4:13-16), You can’t please all the people all the time. Davidson, Robert. Accept your station. Horae Homileticae Martin A. Shields, "Ecclesiastes and the End of Wisdom," Tyndale Bulletin 50.1 (1999): 117-139. A major concern with an allegorical approach to the Song of Solomon is that the meaning of the allegory is debatable. Old Testament Library. A translation of the Commentary of Mendelssohn from the Rabbinic Hebrew; also a newly-arranged English Version,-A book more prized by linguists than by preachers. Ecclesiastes 8:11, "Although a wicked man commits a hundred crimes and still lives a long time — I know that it will go better with God-fearing men, who are reverent before God. Look at Eccl 9:11. ; contrast Job 32:9; Ec 4:13; The Wisdom of Solomon 4:9; Sirach 25:2). Ecclesiastes 11:8, "Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. So it was not the form of Israel's religion that made it distinctive, but its content. That is not to overlook the fact, however, that much in the law and prophets applies to individuals. An appreciation for our common humanity emerges from reading its pages. It only remains to be seen whether or not we will place our trust in His sure and able hands. These accomplish nothing. Cyril Barber - These sermons....adequately expound the ethical and practical principles of this portion of God's Word. (with John Cobb and Brian Racer), Well done 77 page commentary in Pdf Recommended -, Apple has numerous excellent quotes from other sources (Warren Wiersbe, Ray Stedman, Charles Swindoll, J Vernon McGee and the list goes on). ''Under the heaven'' is thrice mentioned, and ''upon the earth'' seven times. Very, very long prayers! Illustrate this with the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). What comforts us is that whatever happens there is a God who cares for us and is in control (every day). Life without God is like running in circles, going nowhere fast and not making any difference. A. II. In Eccl 10 Solomon offers us some common sense instructions about “The Meaning of Life.” This chapter is a bit difficult, not because of its interpretation, but because of its organization. Ecclesiastes 7:28, "God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes." MORGAN (A. C. You Can Have Big Dreams and No Results (Eccl 6:9) – Like Swindoll said, “Give me a hamburger, fries and a coke rather than a dream about a steak, dreams don’t fill empty stomachs.” Come to terms with reality. When anyone finds, as did Solomon, that most of what he has devoted his life to is mere vanity, it will surely produce "vexation of spirit.". So, on the one hand, men were thrown back on the records of the past (scribism), while on the other the problems of religion and life were studied through sharp observation of Nature and of mankind. Craig Bartholomew, "Qoheleth in the Canon? The real thing you see is better than the dreams you hope for. “Wind”. “Goads” (Eccl 12:11) – a long stake with an iron point. section 109, chapter xx, Wisdom is the mother of the Logos, as God is its Father (compare Cherubim, sections 49, 50, chapter xiv), while, again, the relation can be inverted almost in the same context and the Logos appears as the source of Wisdom (De Fug. A. Ever noted all the leeches, parasites and blood-suckers of society who attach themselves to someone who has money? The wisdom books of the Old Testament are Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs. “All” of life is a stewardship issue! Mouse over shows corresponding English word and has short definition at bottom of right panel. C. His Finale Is Ungracious (Eccl 8:12-14) – How can it be that the Mafia prospers while the missionary is in pain? D. He Who Hoards His Money will Find that his Sickness is Intensified (Eccl 5:13). Note: A. It could be that not playing by the rules can get you into trouble. When we attempt to find meaning in the pursuit of pleasure, the commitment to a job, or through plumbing intellectual depths, we all eventually find in each of these pursuits a dead end. 3:5) Some come and sit or sleep. It is clear, but not without its reliance on Redaktionsgeschichte and other higher critical theories. Lond.,Longmans. on Ecclesiastes. The Unanswered Questions of a Confused Man (Eccl 6:10-12). Prax., 7, and this identification attained general acceptation. The man is always self-conscious and self-centered. First published in the year 1768.-Reprinted, 1830. Ogden, Graham. Nobody escapes! Solomon says release it, let it go. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1987. traveled abroad, and heard the Stoic philosophers and their opponents at Athens. (4) Most of Wisdom's description is simply an expansion of earlier Palestinian concepts, but it is evident that other influence has been at work also and that that influence was Greek. It’s your choice. Ecclesiastes 8:16-9:10 Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:15 The Only Way to Go. And the recorded results of the latter method form the Wisdom literature. Thus, the major thrust of wisdom in the Old Testament was a code of moral conduct. Quite often the materialists, the fatalists, and the sensualists support their teachings by sentences lifted from the book of Ecclesiastes. About 45 pages, and these are quite enough. Conclusion: The key to the “Meaning of Life” is Jesus. B. Commentary in form of Sermons, OUR DAILY BREAD You will always have a few “bad apples” in the basket. Accept the invitation. Kaiser, Walter Christian, Jr. Quality Living. It is then we start to question and evaluate God. (1) One characteristic of the Wisdom writers that proved of immense significance for later (especially Christian) theology was a love of rhetorical personification of Wisdom (Proverbs 1:20-33; 8:1-9:6; Sirach 4:11-19; 6:23-31; 14:20-15:10; 24; 51:13-21; The Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-9:18; Baruch 3:29-32). Note Eccl 5:15-17 – “carry in his hand.” What we carry with us when we die? So the Wisdom method is foreign to him and the absence of Nature illustrations from his pages is notorious (even Romans 11:17 is an artificially constructed figure). How did you know all this? ''There was a little city, and few men in it''-- a picture of this earth which the Lord hath given to the children of men; a speck in His great universe, yet He is mindful of man. 6:10). ''Cast thy seed-corn on the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.'' Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Egypt had a Wisdom literature of her own (see EGYPT) that must have been known to some degree in Palestine, while Babylonia and Persia could" not have been entirely without effect--but no specific dependence can be shown in any of these cases. It’s the Hebrew word (Nephesh) than means soul. He turned to try to understand wickedness. Spurgeon has an interesting note: Dr Parker is an able though somewhat----. Orr, James, M.A., D.D. H. Embrace and Refrain (Eccl 3:5) – There’s a time for affirmation and confrontation. It was not enough that the heart and will should be right, for a long course of almost technical training was needed (the "house of instruction" in Sirach 51:23 is probably the school; compare Proverbs 9:4). 931 B.C. He approves. The clean supposes the Royal Preacher to have been interrupted by an impudent sensualist, and so he gets rid of the difficulty of certain passages by putting them into the scoffer's mouth. So we can live (add years to our life). What good does it do to add years to your life if you don’t add life to your years? Note: Bridges is the author of the excellent Commentary on Proverbs and is definitely worth consulting. He is a rational creature, for he can be guided by his mind (Eccl 2:3), he can evaluate (Eccl 2:11), understand (Eccl 1:17), investigate (Eccl 1:13), observe (Eccl 1:14; 2:12, 24; 3:10; 5:13; 6:1; 7:15; 8:9–10; 9:11, 13; 10:5, 7), reflect (Eccl 1:16; 2:1, 12, 15; 8:9; 12:9), and draw conclusions (Eccl 2:14, 17; 5:18). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990. Note: Brief comments from a more modern perspective. To Sirach (35:19; 36:11-14; 47:22) and Wisdom (3:8; 5:16-23) it is important, however, but not even these works have anything to say of a personal Messiah (Sirach 47:22 (?)). What actions did Qohelet say will aid man in his pursuit of life? The Book of Ecclesiastes. Wickedness is winning. Introduction: Many people have heard of the three R’s of education – “readin’, ritin’ and ‘rithmetic” – but how many know about the three R’s of salvation? What is the meaning of life? Evolutionists like to imagine that "time and chance" are sufficient to explain the origin and evolution of all forms of life, including men. While wisdom has its drawbacks (Eccl 1:18), can be nullified by a little folly (Eccl 10:1), is transitory (Eccl 4:13–16; 9:13–16), and does not prevent death (Eccl 2:12), it does have advantages. He thought liquor could satisfy. 3. The Conclusion of Folly or the Faith of the Wise? Not so. Ecclesiastes 8:9, "There is a time when one man rules over another to his own hurt." Here’s the picture of a miser who ruins himself. BUCHANAN (ROBERT, D.D.) Is it not clear, then, that we must have a philosophy of pleasure? (3) So hope of earthly recompense becomes a very explicit motive (Proverbs 3:10; 11:25, etc. Ultimately God revealed his wisdom in the person of his own Son, Jesus Christ ( 1 Corinthians 1:24 1 Corinthians 1:30 ). PEMBLE (WILLIAM, M.A 1591—1623). Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 The Pursuit of Pleasure, Ecclesiastes 2:12-17 The Search for Knowledge, Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 Life Under the Sun — The Search for Significance, Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 The Drive Toward Success, Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 Life Under the Sun — Time and Change Will Surely Show, Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 Life Under the Sun — Living in a System That's Broken, Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Life Under the Sun — Practical Atheism, Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 Life Under the Sun — God and Politics, Ecclesiastes 5:8-20 Work, Worry and Wealth, Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 Life Under the Sun — The Poverty of a Rich Man, Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 Life Under the Sun — The Shadowy Snapshots of Life, Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 Life Under the Sun — The Better Things of Life, Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 Life Under the Sun — The Four Sides of Wisdom, Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 Four Hard-Learned Lessons, Ecclesiastes 8:1-15 Life Under the Sun — God and Government, Ecclesiastes 8:1-15 Between Washington and Heaven, Ecclesiastes 8:16 - 9:18 Life Under the Sun — The Enigmatic Hand of God, Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 Life Under the Sun — Come! Wisdom was a common way of thinking in this part of the ancient world. Hard word doesn’t necessarily satisfy an empty life. Only one passage calls for special comment. Popular Commentary The book presents the world in its best aspect, yet says emphatically, ''Satisfaction is not there. A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Ecclesiastes and the Way of the World. Special works: Toy, "Wisdom Literature," EB, IV (1903); Meinhold, Die Weisheit Israels (1908); Friedlander, Griechische Philosophie im Altes Testament (1904, to be used cautiously). JASON S DEROUCHE - 22 page article in the Southern Baptist Theological Journal, RELEVANT BIBLE TEACHING - 35 pages, summarizes a few passages, SERMONS ON ECCLESIASTES - Faith Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, DAN T. LIOY - 95 page paper on Ecclesiastes 3, TOMMY NELSON When self is the center of our life, and everything is looked at from that standpoint, all is failure. Why these contradictions, why this approach? But there was vitality enough in Judaism to explain the whole movement without recourse to outside influences, and, in any case, it is most arbitrary and untrue to attribute all the Wisdom speculation to Greek forces (as, e.g., does Siegfried, HDB). His Dedication (Eccl 1:12): “Study” – to seek, to investigate the roots of an issue. I want to show you give particular people and offer some practical pointers to each. See Romans 8:1, D. Purity (Eccl 9:8) – “White” – purity/righteousness, E. Power (Eccl 9:8) - “Oil” – symbol of Holy Spirit and power, F. Partner (Eccl 9:9) – Laugh and romance, G. Pursuits (Eccl 9:10) – “Might” – do your best with all your strength. Note the words “beyond” and “far off.” It must be “above the sun” don’t you suppose? Be calm and stead when trouble abounds. Peninsula Bible Church. Spurgeon: Keil's works are valuable helps towards obtaining the meaning of the text 3 but for spiritual reflections and fruitful hints we must look elsewhere.. PAUL E KRETZMANN He warns them of the result of such a course: ''Therefore, remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity. Ecclesiastes 7:9, "Anger rests in the bosom of fools." Mick Jagger is a rock star. 2), for which Reynolds wrote this: he is always good. (3) The attitude toward the written Law varies. Listen. The emphasis of this material subdivides into two rubrics, one emphasizing the theological problems of life, such as the suffering of the innocent (Job) and the meaning of life (Ecclesiastes). Human emotions, according to Ecclesiastes, include joy (Eccl 2:10; 9:7, 9; 11:9), love (Eccl 9:1, 6, 9), hatred (Eccl 2:17–18; 9:1, 6), contentment (Eccl 4:8), despair (Eccl 2:20), grief (Eccl 2:23), envy (Eccl 4:4), anger (Eccl 7:9), and sadness (Eccl 7:4).... Man's Sin - Sin is universal (Eccl 7:20) and inward (Eccl 9:3, “full of evil”). Note: One of the better older OT commentaries as it generally interprets the Scripture literally. Verse by verse comments which offer some useful insights. Ecclesiastes 3:18, "All are from the dust, and all return to dust!" Works. Why is it that the gangs, hoodlums and thugs run rampant while the godly are oppressed? Still, Jewish or Greek, the moral difficulty was the same. He visited Hugh and al his Playboy bunnies. Sermons on Ecclesiastes 1621.Very antique, containing many obsolete and coarse phrases; but pithy and quaint. When the good die young and the bad “nasty” live on, it seems to defy God’s justice and God’s word. Here Solomon gets above the sun, and things begin at once to disentangle and straighten. What’s the point here? Introduction to Ecclesiastes Fes-to Kivengere, an leading African Christian, told of his experience as follows: My life was like a spinning top. ; The Wisdom of Solomon 7:8-12 is the best statement on the other side). Let’s finish out this chapter b looking at some more of Solomon’s discoveries and discourse. III. Ecclesiastes 7:1, "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting." Anthony a Wood calls Pemble "a famous preacher, a skillful linguist, a good orator, and an ornament to society." Conclusion: Think about these. What does it mean to be overrighteous and overwise (Ecclesiastes 7:16)? You can be an unsatisfied poor man as well as you can be an unfulfilled rich man! The book closes with a call to the young: ''Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment'' [Ecc 11:9]. See same resource but in verse by verse format, CHARLES BRIDGES “Tame your tongue.” Let your mind grow, your face glow and your words “flow” – carefully, of course. Matthew 5:1 - 5:2 Sermon on the Mount Introduction 016. See verse 9. (cf Eph 4:29+), C. Eccl 10:20 - Be Careful Where You Speak – “Thoughts” = among your friends. There are some who rack their brains trying to figure out all the injustices and mysteries of life. “Right/left” = behavior. “These modest pleasures are not goals to live for, but bonuses or consolations to be gratefully accepted.” The fact that these pleasures are for man’s joy and contentment rules out asceticism, and the fact that they are given by God rules out sinful hedonism. Solomon didn’t seem to make sense of it all. Since it seems to underscore the futility and uselessness of work, the triumph of evil, the limitations of wisdom, and the impermanence of life, Ecclesiastes appears to be a misfit. This is anger mixed with resentment which leads to a rebellious spirit. The events and activities God has under His control include positive elements of life such as birth, planting, healing, upbuilding, joy, searching, keeping, mending, speaking, loving, and enjoying peace—and all their negative opposites (Eccl 3:1–8). At time the passages almost seem to contradict one another as they develop these two spheres of wisdom. (5) An outlook on life beyond the grave is notably absent in the Wisdom literature. Ecclesiastes 12:13, Ecclesiastes 1:14 Setting the Record Straight. Be Satisfied. These are short, pithy and practical - Highly Recommended! Enjoy life. Time Life is a company that markets CD’s, DVD’s, Music Videos, etc. In the Revised Version (British and American) Apocrypha and New Testament the words "wisdom," "wise," "act wisely," etc., are always translations of phronimos, or of their cognates. What does it mean that we have eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11)? When it comes to this issue just “know.” None can harness the wind or defy death. I said, I sought, I made, I builded, I planted, I got, I gathered, so I was great. Ecclesiastes. Everyone of us is affected by authority. Introduction to Ecclesiastes “Oh, be careful little ears what you hear…”. DeHaan, Richard, and Herbert Vander Lugt. Rather, it is to recognize that God spoke the law to the nation of Israel, and similarly the prophets spoke basically to the nation. The book does not take into consideration revelation that comes from beyond man's powers of observation and reason. Solomon writes this book towards the end of his life looking back about fifteen to twenty years, from the time he was 40 to a time near his death at 60. 1760. He directs the right people to the right position (Eccl 10:6), 5. Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books, 1974. Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 Frustrated Or Content? He may be relied upon, when not critical, and he generally excites thought. How wrong! Almost everything in the life of the time, from the lily of the field to the king on his throne, contributed its quota to His illustrations. 37:21; ... Rom 5:2 - By whom also we have access by faith into this grace G5485 wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 5:1-12 The Way To Blessing, Eccl. More than a mental exercise, this means to acknowledge His authority and respond with loyalty (Eccl 12:1, 6) and obedience (Eccl 12:13, “keep His commandments”). – All of us are aging (2 Cor 4:17). The second track is that of man's utter despair and man's tremendous hope in God his creator. Vol. “Consumed” = to swallow up. Reprinted, by Dr. Washburn. Author and Date - No time period or writer’s name is mentioned in the book, but several passages suggest that King Solomon may be the author (Eccl 1:1,12,16; 2:4–9; 7:26–29; 12:9; cf. 'You Never Know': The Message of Ecclesiastes 11:1-6,"The Evangelical Quarterly 55.1 (Jan.-Feb. 1983): 43-48. B. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1982. 2, Ecclesiastes 2:1-2 A Beautiful Harlot Sitting in Her Chariot, Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 An Empty Life (3)- The Emptiness of Hedonism, Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 An Empty Life (4)- The Emptiness of Work, Ecclesiastes 3:1-7 Funeral Message sermon, Ecclesiastes 4:9-4:12 Wedding Message sermon, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 For Everything a Season, Ecclesiastes 3 - The Divine Sabotage: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Ecclesiastes 3, Life and Death in Biblical Perspective: An Examination of Genesis 5, Ecclesiastes 1, and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Ecclesiastes 3:3, 4 Spiritual Times and Seasons (Part 1), Ecclesiastes 3:11 A Reexamination of "Eternity" in Ecclesiastes 3:11, Ecclesiastes 3:9-12 Necessity of Benefits of Religious Society, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Necessity of Benefits of Religious Society, Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 Searching for Contentment, Ecclesiastes 5:1,2 Discretion (from his book The New Life), Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 Balm for Wounded Spirits, Ecclesiastes 7:4 The vain delights of this world, Ecclesiastes 7:29 - The Life You Never Knew, Ecclesiastes 7:15-16 Righteousness and Wickedness -, Ecclesiastes 7:16 Folly & Danger of not being righteous enough, Ecclesiastes 7:16 Preservative against unsettled Notions, Ecclesiastes 7:19-22 I Am a Sinner Too- What Pastors Need to Remember, Ecclesiastes 8:12: Everything's Gonna Be All Right, Ecclesiastes 9:10 Have a Blast While You Last, Ecclesiastes 9:10 Do it Well and Do it Now, Ecclesiastes 10:15 Charge That to My Account, Ecclesiastes 10:19 Money (from his book The New Life), Ecclesiastes 11:9 After that the Judgment, Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 Simple Living in a Complex World, Ecclesiastes 11:9 The Evils of Youth (see under "Evil 2). 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