Enjoying life is inseparably linked to the life and plan of our Creator.
Culture is the set of principles, values, behaviours, and beliefs characteristic of a particular group of people. We are all born and immersed in the culture of the world, which is opposite the culture of heaven.
Receiving Christ as your Saviour means you shift from the world’s culture to heaven’s culture. Your aim as a believer is now to learn as much about heaven’s culture as you can and, increasingly, live it out on earth.
In Ecclesiastes 10:12-20 Solomon goes further into detail, supplying additional information about the characteristics of a fool.
This section of Ecclesiastes, though direct and bold, is very much in tune with life today.
Solomon shares wise counsel about certain things being better than others.
It's lonely at the top. The dream of climbing the ladder to success is more often than not a distress-ridden nightmare.
In the final paragraph of Chapter 3, Solomon is alone with his thoughts. He admits his disillusionment and confusion.
This makes me wonder how society’s practice of social shaming affects the way we imagine God feels about us. Do we subconsciously believe we have to look or behave a certain way to gain His approval?
While we are always on the brink of change, Ecclesiastes 3 draws out two questions that must be addressed.
School introduces young people to a new world of experiences and relationships. Let's find direction and encouragement from God's Word for the school years ongoing and yet to come.