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Well, I Hope You’re Satisfied (Eccl 5:8=6:12)

Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 (ESV) 8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. 9 But this is gain for a land in every way: a king committed to cultivated …

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Worship (Eccl 5:1-7)

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 (ESV) 5  Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. 2  Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God …

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When Seeing is Not Believing (Eccl 3:16-4:16)

Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16 (ESV) 16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work. 18 I said in my heart with …

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Pardon Me, Do You Have the Time? (Eccl 3:1-15)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 (ESV) 3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3  a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to …

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Self-Indulgence), Self-Improvement, Self-Employed is Self-Deceived (Eccl 2:12-26)

Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 (ESV) 12 So I turned to consider wisdom and madness and folly. For what can the man do who comes after the king? Only what has already been done. 13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness. 14 The wise person has his eyes in …

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Self-Indulgence, Self-Improvement, Self-Employed Is Self-Deceived (Eccl 2)

Ecclesiastes 2 (ESV) 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” 3 I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine—my heart still guiding me with wisdom—and how to lay hold …

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Life, the Universe, and Everything (Eccl 1:12-18)

Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 (ESV) 12 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, …

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Ropes of Fog & Bricks of Vapor – What’s the Use? (Eccl 1:1-11)

Ecclesiastes 1:1–11 (ESV) All Is Vanity 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2  Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3  What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 4  A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. …

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He Came for Sinners (Mark 2:13-17)

Mark 2:13–17 (ESV) 13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 15 And as he reclined at table in …

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Resurrection Realities, Part 2 – One More Thing (John 21)

John 21 (ESV) 21 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, …

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