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What do we need to do to be pure & blameless?
Philippians 1:9-11
What would be your response that Jesus is coming anytime soon?
2 Peter 3:1-18
Why is the person known by its words?
Matthew 12:33-37
What wisdom do you possess?
James 3:13-18
For what does God empower us?
Ephesians 3:14-21
How do you receive Christ?
Colossians 2:6-7
In speaking with neighbors, in your temper, in your works and in your words.
Ephesians 4:25-32
how do you help the truly needy and the unrepentant needy believer?
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
Do their roles in marriage affect their spiritual walk?
1 Peter 3:1-7
How do you treat your enemy?
Luke 6:27-36
the arc is hard.
2 Corinthians 4:3-7
You can’t change people’s behavior, but you can change yours.
1 Peter 2:18-25
why is love the fulfillment of the law?
1 Corinthians 2:8-10
How to stand firm in the spiritual battle?
Ephesians 6:10-20
How do we run the race of faith?
Hebrews 12:1-17
Why God gives you more than you can handle?
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
How God reacts to our sinning?
Ezekiel 6:9-10
I need help. Any corrections on this.
Jeremiah 2:2-13
How not to fall away from the faith?
Hebrews 2:1-4
Why I don't give up even when I see my world falling apart?
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10
Do you welcome Christ into your life like the anxious and distracted Martha or the worshipful and Bible-devoted Mary?
Luke 10:38-42
Emmanuel is the only One Who can satisfy me.
Hebrews 13:5-6
God has witnessed about His Son, but the people rejected Him.
John 5:37-44
What's the saltiness and radiance of christians for?
Matthew 5:13-16
What's the difference between blessed and wicked man?
Psalms 1:1-6
Does life under sun matter?
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Either you're a woman who values beauty or treasures Christ.
Proverbs 31:25-31
You run to powerless false gods because you abandoned the true satisfying God!
Jeremiah 2:10-13
His grace can now be accessed.
Romans 5:1-5
We are justified and saved from God's wrath
Romans 5:6-11
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Life Not Lived For Christ Is Vanity
Ecclesiastes 2:1-17
Why did Solomon hate life?
Published June 26th, 2018
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Ecclesiastes 2:1-17
I x said in my heart,
“Come now,
I will test you with pleasure;
enjoy yourself.”
But behold, this also was vanity. 1
I y said of laughter,
“It is mad,”
and of pleasure,
“What use is it?”
I z searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine—
my heart still guiding me with wisdom—
and how to lay hold on a folly,
till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven
during the few days of their life.
I made great works.
I b built houses
and planted c vineyards for myself.
I made myself d gardens and parks,
and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.
I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees.
I bought male and female slaves,
and had e slaves who were born in my house.
I had also great possessions of f herds and flocks,
more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem.
I also gathered for myself silver and g gold and the treasure of h kings and i provinces.
I got j singers, both men and women,
and many k concubines, 1
the delight of the sons of man.
So I became great
and l surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem.
Also my l wisdom remained with me.
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them.
I kept my heart from no pleasure,
for my heart m found pleasure in all my toil ,
and this was my n reward for all my toil.
Then I considered all that my hands had done
and the toil I had expended in doing it,
and behold, all was o vanity
and a striving after wind,
and there was nothing p to be gained under the sun.
q So I turned to consider r wisdom and madness and folly.
For what can the man do who comes after the king?
Only s what has already been done.
Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly,
as there is more gain in light than in darkness.
t The wise person has his eyes in his head,
but the fool walks in darkness.
And yet I perceived that the u same event happens to all of them.
Then I said in my heart,
v “What happens to the fool will happen to me also.
Why then have I been so very wise?”
And I said in my heart that this also is vanity.
For of the wise as of the fool there is w no enduring remembrance,
seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten.
x How the wise dies just like the fool!
So I hated life,
because what is done under the sun was grievous to me,
for o all is vanity
and a striving after wind.
Treasure and persons
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