Like a defective grocery cart, our mind can veer off in its own direction. Chuck Swindoll takes a cue from Paul for the direction in which we should steer our thoughts.
Solomon comes to some conclusions about financial frustrations worth hearing and heeding. But beware! This is not your typical “think and grow rich” advice.
When we are younger it seems a bit easier to relate to God’s purpose for our lives. We readily find meaning in our role as a parent, in social relationships, in work, and in church activity. As we age this can change.
When we come into the Lord's presence to worship Him, what's to be remembered? How how are we to think and respond?
The teaching of Jesus and the apostles is unmistakable. Heaven is for those who have been saved from their sin by trusting in Jesus. Heaven is not a mythical place for all people regardless of their background.
If we take Solomon's counsel to heart, two are better than one, we learn how to survive lonely, desolate days.
It's lonely at the top. The dream of climbing the ladder to success is more often than not a distress-ridden nightmare.
Though I can’t ask Dad for money or call him collect, I can pay tribute to him with a poem loosely adapted from that glorious ode to the perfect wife and mother that I first read when I was 13. This is my take on the Proverbs 31 Guy.
In the final paragraph of Chapter 3, Solomon is alone with his thoughts. He admits his disillusionment and confusion.
The interlude in Ecclesiastes 3:11-15, though brief, brings into perspective several things Solomon had missed in his search for purpose and direction.