Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Book Of Ecclesiastes Has Answers To Our Life Questions

Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 NIV

1I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind: 2GOD Gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but GOD Does Not Grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.

3A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. 4It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded. 5Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man— 6even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?

7Everyone’s toil is for their mouth,
yet their appetite is never satisfied.
8What advantage have the wise over fools?
What do the poor gain
by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?
9Better what the eye sees
than the roving of the appetite.

This too is meaningless,
a chasing after the wind.

10 Whatever exists has already been named,
and what humanity is has been known;
no one can contend
with Someone Who Is Stronger.

11The more the words,
the less the meaning,
and how does that profit anyone?

12For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days they pass through like a shadow? Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?

Verse 10

Whatever exists has already been named, and what humanity is has been known; no one can contend with Someone WHO Is Stronger 

The Hebrew of this verse might be translated;

"Who is he who is? his name has been already called. And it is known that he is Adam; and that he cannot contend in judgment with HIM WHO Is Stronger Than he."

Adam is his name; and it at once points out;

1. His dignity; he was made in the Image of GOD.

2. His fall; he sinned against his MAKER and was cast out of Paradise. And

3. His recovery by CHRIST; the Second Man (Adam) was The LORD from Heaven, and The Quickening SPIRIT.

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