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”

Created to be virtuous

Ecclesiastes 7:29 reads “But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downwards path.” The Teacher says that we were created to have high morals and values. You were created to have a vision that is pure and truthful to who God has createdContinue reading “Created to be virtuous”

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”

Companionship – Better together

Ecclesiastes 4:8: “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” What is the saying? Team work makes the dream work? No person is meant to go through life alone. That is not what God had intended for us. Since the very beginning of time in the Garden of Eden,Continue reading “Companionship – Better together”

For everything a season

Ecclesiastes 3:1 reads “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” In this moment, where you are now, what makes you happy in life? Has this changed throughout the course of the last year? Or in your opinion, has this always been the same? Do the things that made youContinue reading “For everything a season”

Pleasure residing in God’s work

Ecclesiastes 2: 24 “So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.” What do you keep your hands busy with? In which actions do you find pleasure in? Why do you do everythingContinue reading “Pleasure residing in God’s work”