Rejoice, Remove, Remember! | Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8

Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity. Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart …

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How to Waste Your Life

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. …

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The Vanity of Jonathan Edwards

I read from Stephen Nichols (in Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards's Vision of Living in Between) that Jonathan Edwards was voted out of his church after moving the church to closed communion. The change backfired in part because Edwards failed to cultivate deep friendships within his congregation that would support him through such a …

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The Vanity of Understanding Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 7:25-29

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 7:29 | See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes. OPENING THOUGHT To many the book of Ecclesiastes appears to be quite depressing. Of course, the book’s repeated proclamation of everything being vanity does little to disprove such interpretations. …

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The Vanity of Righteousness & Wisdom Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 7:15-24

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 7:15 | In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. Ecclesiastes 7:23 | All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be …

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The Vanity of Laughter Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 7:1-14

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 7:2 | It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. Ecclesiastes 7:14 | In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in …

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The Vanity of Blessings Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 6

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 6:3 | If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life's good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than …

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