Sharpen your spiritual ax

Ecclesiastes 10:10 “Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.” How well do you know your Bible? How often do you read your Bible? Did you know that every bit of self-help advise you get from regular books that you need in thisContinue reading “Sharpen your spiritual ax”

To make a difference

Ecclesiastes 9:6 says “Whatever they did in their lifetime – loving, hating, envying – is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth.” Let us consider a scenario: This morning you were in a rush to get out of the house, your shoe broke on the way to theContinue reading “To make a difference”

To obey and to find time

Ecclesiastes 8: 5 & 6 reads “Those who obey him will not be punished. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right, for there is a time and a way for everything, even when a person is in trouble.” What are the things in your life thatContinue reading “To obey and to find time”

Softness through wisdom

Ecclesiastes 8:1 reads “How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person’s face, softening its hardness.” Imagine yourself struggling with something: Tongue awkwardly sticking out, a deep frown engraved on your face, nervously tapping your feet on the floor, your clickable pen causing a clatter. Reading or listening toContinue reading “Softness through wisdom”

Not to start, but to finish

Ecclesiastes 7:8 reads “Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.” Think back on your life. How many times have you started something and given up half-way through? How many times have you given up even before you got away from the starting line? How many times have you allowed yourself to reactContinue reading “Not to start, but to finish”

Be delighted in the current

Ecclesiastes 6:9 reads “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless – Like chasing the wind.” What do you want? What have you been craving? What have you been pleading with the Lord for? This little verse places us in a bit of a predicament,Continue reading “Be delighted in the current”

Riches to riches

Ecclesiastes 5:10 “Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think wealth brings true happiness.” When the vision is money, no amount of money will ever be enough. Have you observed people with a passion for money? Working relentlessly to make more money instead of enjoying life and to serve God? HaveContinue reading “Riches to riches”

Empty promises

Ecclesiastes 5:4 reads “When you make a promise to God, do not delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to Him.” When last have you made a promise? When last have you made a promise you could not keep? When last have you felt theContinue reading “Empty promises”

Nothing New – The start of a journey through Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 1:10 and 11 reads “Sometimes people say ‘Here is something new!’ But actually, it is old; Nothing is ever truly new. We do not remember what happened in the past and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.” Let us consider history, shall we? How many times when listeningContinue reading “Nothing New – The start of a journey through Ecclesiastes”