Monthly Archives: February 2016

remember him before

IT’S ALMOST TOO LATE Ecclesiastes 12:5-8 5 People should remember him before they get afraid of a high place and of scary things on the road; before the almond tree blossoms, before the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caper … Continue reading

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no pleasure left

DON’T WASTE YOUR PRIME TIME Ecclesiastes 12:1-4 1 But you should remember your Creator in those days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “There is no pleasure left in … Continue reading

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from dark hair to dark days

LIFE IS SHORT, ENJOY IT Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 7 That morning light is sweet, and it is a good thing for the eyes to see that sun rising. 8 Even someone living many years can rejoice in them all; yet that … Continue reading

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you never know

STAY AT IT UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 4 A watcher of the wind never plants and someone looking at the clouds never harvests. 5 In the same way that you do not know what path the wind … Continue reading

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diversification

ARE YOUR EGGS ALL IN THE SAME BASKET? Ecclesiastes 11:1-3 1 Send your bread over the surface of the water, because you will find it again in many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight, because … Continue reading

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staying diligent

QUIT YOUR LAZINESS AND COMPLAINING Ecclesiastes 10:18-20 18 Going soft makes the roof sag, and due to idle hands the house springs leaks. 19 People make bread for laughing times, and wine to gladden lives, and making money keeps us … Continue reading

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experience versus instinct

DISCIPLINE OR DISASTER Ecclesiastes 10:15-17 15 The work of stupid people gets him so tired that he does not know how to walk into town. 16 Disaster will come to you, O land, when your king is a novice and … Continue reading

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stupid snake charming

WATCH OUT FOR SMOOTH FLOWING WORDS Ecclesiastes 10:11-14 11 If the snake bites before being charmed, the charmer loses out on his profit. 12 Words from the mouth of a wise person exude grace, but the lips of a stupid … Continue reading

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working smarter

ARE YOU WAILING AWAY WITH A BLUNT AXE? Ecclesiastes 10:8-10 8 A person digging a pit may end up falling into it, and a snake might bite someone who breaks through a wall. 9 Someone cutting out stones may get … Continue reading

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murphy rules

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT GOES WRONG Ecclesiastes 10:4-7 4 If the ruler’s spirit turns against you, do not change your position, because calmness can overcome big mistakes. 5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like … Continue reading

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