In our hard times …

"There is a time for everything ... " (Ecclesiastes 3:1). In life, we have happy times - and we have hard times. In our happy times, we feel like we are being blessed by the Lord. We say, "Thank you, Lord, for our happy times." What happens to us when the hard times come? Do …

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There is more to life than life under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:10 ‘Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might...’(9:10). ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart...’(Colossians 3:23-24). These two verses seem, at first, to be saying the same thing - until we read the rest of each verse! The first is describing life ‘under the sun’(9:9): ‘in …

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How excellent is our Saviour!

January 1: when observed as New Year’s Day – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25: 31-46 Let’s begin the year with worship: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your Name …” (Psalm 8:1). How excellent is our Saviour – He takes away the emptiness of life without Him. ‘God has put eternity …

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God speaks to us because he cares about us.

"The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one shepherd" (Ecclesiastes 12:11). As I was reading these words, my thoughts turned to Psalm 23:1 - "The Lord  is my Shepherd" - and John 10:11 - Jesus said,“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life …

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Patience and pride – There’s a big difference between the two.

"The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit" (Ecclesiastes 7:8). We are to wait patiently on the Lord (Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 40:1). The emphasis is on the Lord - not ourselves.  Pride says, "I don't need the Lord. I'll do things my way."  Teach us, Lord, to …

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Treasures On Earth, Treasures In Heaven – Which Is Most Important To You?

Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12 ‘The man who loves money can never have enough’(5:10). Some people are never satisfied, They’re always wanting more. This is the world’s way. The more you have, the more you want. The Lord’s way is very different: ‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth... Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven... …

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Let Jesus Christ Fill Your ‘God-Shaped Blank.’

Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:26 Without Christ. life is empty. With Him, everything changes. He fills our life with God’s blessing. With Him, we have more than life ‘under the sun’. We have life ‘in the Son’- abundant life, eternal life (1:3,14; 2:11,17; John 10:10; 1 John 5:11-12). Which life do you want? You can settle for life …

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