Solomon exhorts the wise and pious to cheerful confidence in God, whatever their condition in life. A public spirit, in a private sphere, is wisdom which those who understand things that differ cannot but look upon as very magnificent. 9 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them. This has perplexed the minds of many wise and contemplative men. Prophets As is the good, so is the sinner; Before he describes the temptation in its strength he lays down a great and unquestionable truth, which he resolves to adhere to, and which, if firmly believed, will be sufficient to break the force of the temptation. a. -------------------- -------------------- Wisdom Literature i. Solomon sensed that it was much easier to destroy than to build. c. This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: Speaking from his premise, the Preacher says that all have the same fate, but he does not like it. The righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God.... All things come alike to all, know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them, One event happens to the righteous and the wicked … as is the good, so is the sinner, This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, one event happens to the righteous and the wicked, For him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion, The dead know nothing … Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun, Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity, Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going, I returned and saw under the sun that - the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, The sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them, A poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city, Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the shout of a ruler of fools, Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 37-38 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Ezekiel 31-35 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Revelation 10-12 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 39-41 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 27-28 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). General Epistles Solomon discourses of it in these verses, and, though he does not undertake to find out this work of God, yet he says that which may prevent its being a stumbling-block to us. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. d. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going: The Preacher continued to give advice meant to make the best of the bad situation of life under the sun. Pauline Epistles The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. Having laid down these principles, he acknowledges that, 1. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Poetical Books Men quickly forget, but God never does. The words of the Preacher, a. Historical Books -------------------- The battle; the victory in battle. The thought process may go like this: "I know God rules over all things." b. The Vanity Of Life. Pauline Epistles 1. 1. (1.) "To all appearances, God is just not interested. The Gospels 2. Historical Books -------------------- When it falls suddenly upon them. Pentateuch There is an end of their affections, their friendships and enmities: II. But one sinner destroys much good.". Our first care must be to make our peace with God, and obtain his favour, to do that which he will accept of, and then, Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy. Prophets 2. The Whole Bible Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Solomon, having been himself ensnared by the abuse of sensitive delights, warns others of the danger, not by a total prohibition of them, but by directing to the sober and moderate use of them; we may use the world, but must not abuse it, take what is to be had out of it, and expect no more. "Live joyfully, for,'. Historical Books Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. There is an end of their name. Go, eat your bread with joy: From outside of his under the sun premise, we see a touch of humor in the Preacher's analysis. And they have no more reward, Pauline Epistles So forget about all I have said and have a good time." "The Preacher Solomon - Ecclesiastes 12 - (KJV - King James Version)." Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a In his somewhat contradictory way, the one who previously proclaimed God's management of all (Ecclesiastes 7:13 and 9:1) now wondered if it didn't all happen according to time and chance. Ecc 9:2 -. "Man was not created to be idle, he was not elected to be idle, he was not redeemed to be idle, he was not quickened to be idle, and he is not sanctified by God's grace to be idle." Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. He knows those who are His (2 Timothy 2:19). "The Preacher Solomon - Ecclesiastes 5 - (KJV - King James Version)." 9:1. The New Testament -------------------- range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed Pauline Epistles As another instance of the liberty and power of God’s providence in the disposal of human affairs, of which he spoke above, Ecclesiastes 9:1-3. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. b. From this instance he draws some useful inferences, looks upon it and receives instruction. For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. 6:4. The Gospels General Epistles 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Minor Prophets Poetical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. -------------------- Minor Prophets For man also does not know his time: We know not what troubles are before us, which will take us off our business, and take us out of the world, what, 2. 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