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Something New Under the Sun: Wisdom for Contemporary Living

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 36. THE RARE JEWEL OF CONTENTMENT

March 6, 2013

And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. The fool folds his hands and ruins himself. Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:4-6   Over three hundred years […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 37. ALONE AT THE TOP

March 6, 2013

Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless-a […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 32. ORIGINAL SIN

March 6, 2013

And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judg­ment-wickedness was there, in the place of justice- wickedness was there. I thought in my heart, “God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed.” Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 33. THOUGHTS FROM THE GRAVEYARD

March 6, 2013

I also thought, “As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advan­tage over the animal. Everything is […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 34. UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

March 6, 2013

“All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?” So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 35. BROKEN HEARTS ON EVERY CORNER

March 6, 2013

Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed-and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their op­pressors-and they have no comforter. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 19. PASSING THE BATON

August 6, 2012

19. Passing the Baton   I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 20. GOD’S CURE FOR ANXIOUS CARE

August 6, 2012

20. God’s Cure for Anxious Care   So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor un­der the sun. For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 21. LEARNING TO ENJOY LIFE

August 6, 2012

21. Learning to Enjoy Life   A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Ecclesiastes 2:24-25   Twice in verses 24-25 Solomon speaks of “finding” satisfaction and […]

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 22. ARE YOU ON GOD’S SIDE?

August 6, 2012

22. Are You On God’s Side?   To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gather­ing and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 2:26   […]

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