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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

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F.A.I.T.H.

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Bible Basis

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29th Ecclesiastes Chapter 5 Chapter 8 F.A.I.T.H.

Memory Verses

 Also, every man to whom God has given riches and possessions, He has also given the power and ability to enjoy them and to receive [this as] his [allotted] portion and to rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God [to him]. Ecclesiastes 5:19 AMP

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Solomon. Also called Jedidiah. Was, according to the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Quran, and Hadiths, a fabulously wealthy and wise king of the United Kingdom of Israel who succeeded his father, King David.

Today’s Devotional Reading: Ecclesiastes 5 – 8

Ecclesiastes 5 Amplified Version (AMP)
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Ecclesiastes 7 Amplified Version (AMP)
Ecclesiastes 5 Amplified Version (AMP)

From Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Solomon, in this chapter, comes to recommend wisdom to us as the most powerful antidote against both the temptations and vexations that arise from the vanity of the world. Here is, I. The benefit and praise of wisdom, Eccl. 8:1. II. Some particular instances of wisdom prescribed to us. 1. We must keep in due subjection to the government God has set over us, Eccl. 8:2-5. 2. We must get ready for sudden evils, and especially for sudden death, Eccl. 8:6-8. 3. We must arm ourselves against the temptation of an oppressive government and not think it strange, Eccl. 8:9, 10. The impunity of oppressors makes them more daring (Eccl. 8:11), but in the issue it will be well with the righteous and ill with the wicked (Eccl. 8:12, 13), and therefore the present prosperity of the wicked and afflictions of the righteous ought not to be a stumbling-block to us, Eccl. 8:14. 4. We must cheerfully use the gifts of God’s providence, Eccl. 8:15. 5. We must with an entire satisfaction acquiesce in the will of God, and, not pretending to find the bottom, we must humbly and silently adore the depth of his unsearchable counsels, being assured they are all wise, just, and goodEccl. 8:16, 17. (Chapter 8)

Reflection

God is not impressed by our philosophy and appearance of intelligence. If we know anything, our knowledge is but a grain of sand in comparison to His infinite wisdom and omniscience. What matters to God is our motive in every action.

 


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