Is Life Passing You By?
My son Judah and I thoroughly enjoy the book of Ecclesiastes. It is our go-to guide for life. Our first installment is ‘Is Life Passing You By?’ This series speaks to work, marriage, play, money, and concludes with nothing better than to eat, drink, and enjoy our work. Follow us on this eye-opening journey.
Embracing Life's Happy & Sad
The Scriptures remind us that life’s journey is filled with highs and lows. It is in these happy and sad moments that we come to value what is most important in life. Since you can’t avoid your happy and sad, experience God’s grace in embracing them.
Weary of Bible Studies? Pt 1
Why has studying the Bible made me weary at times? Judah and I will talk about when too much knowledge produces weariness. Be careful you don't miss the simplicity of life. 4 part study in Ecclesiastes 12:12
Does God Know Who You Are? Pt 3
The study of God’s Word can increase our knowledge of God, but does it increase knowing God. Can you say with certainty, I know God and He knows me? Ecc. 12:12
Try Thankfulness Pt 4
You can possess a lifetime of knowledge about God, but will it be enough when facing overwhelming circumstances? Can a change of attitude change your circumstances? Ecc. 12:12
Eat, Drink & Enjoy Life
You may be missing one of God’s richest blessings, celebrating and enjoying life. If you are thinking that you must emphasize your career ahead of living life, be reminded of the repetitive exhortation in Ecclesiastes, to eat, drink and enjoy our work.
Are you waiting for the right opportunity to present itself? What if turning down the seemingly insignificant opportunity in front of you is God’s pathway to a more promising future? What if you miss it?
Appointment With Death
We all have an appointment with death. Hebrews 9:27 “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” The question we musk ask, "Will I be judged worthy to live in God’s presence?"
Appointment With Eternity
What is eternity? Our first thought may be, life after death. The grander view would be ‘Life after Life.’ Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” Jesus guarantees our life after this life.
Appointment With Old Age
Mourning or morning depends on how we live life now. We can either look forward to the morning after this life on earth ends, or we can be in mourning, having lived our life without Jesus. We get to choose! Getting older will be filled with joys or regrets. Ecclesiastes 12: 1-8
Real Faith Requires Courage
We desire what we can see, trust in what resources we can control, and all along, God is pressing us to trust in what we cannot see. That is called faith. It’s not easy to stay faithful to God. It requires humility, sacrifice, and trusting your future to God, who chooses to withdraw from us, so our faith is touching the invisible. Ecclesiastes 2: 18-19
How Much Money Is Enough Pt 1
Judah reminded me that money is a terrible master, but it can be a good servant. You will either make your money work for you, or you spend way too much energy working for money. God can teach us how to make money work for us. Ecclesiastes 5:10-12
When Money Doesn’t Work Pt 2
Since money cannot guarantee happiness or contentment, strive to obtain what money cannot buy. Make money work for you, don’t merely work for money. Ecclesiastes 5:10-12
Why I Keep Singing
The fact that I don't have a great singing voice doesn't keep me from singing. I sing because it closes the gap between God and me. I experience more of the presence of God while giving thanks and praise to Him, than in preaching, serving or anything else I do
Ecclesiastes reminds us that life’s journey is filled with highs and lows. It is in these happy and sad moments that we come to value what is most important in life. Since you can’t avoid your happy and sad, experience what God means when He says, “to eat, drink and enjoy our work.”