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Simplicity, Integrity, and Faithfulness (2 Cor 1:12-2:4)

2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4 (ESV) 12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. 13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and understand and I hope you will …

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Never Try…Never Fail (Eccl 11:1-12:8)

Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 (ESV) 11 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2  Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. 3  If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or …

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I Pity the Fool (Eccl 9:13-10:20)

Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 (ESV) 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 14 There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. 15 But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom …

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I Hope You’re Happy Now (Eccl 9:1-12)

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 (ESV) 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to …

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Where’s the Justice? (Eccl 8)

Ecclesiastes 8 (ESV) 8 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. 2 I say: Keep the king’s command, because of God’s oath to him. 3 Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, …

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Too Smart For Your Own Good (Eccl 7:15-29)

Ecclesiastes 7:15–29 (ESV) 15 In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should …

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (ESV) 11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about …

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Some Grave Concerns (Eccl 7:1-13)

Ecclesiastes 7:1–13 (ESV) The Contrast of Wisdom and Folly 7 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. 2  It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it …

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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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