By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 48 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 11-12 Key Scripture Verse: Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.” This verse in Ecclesiastes reminds me of the old adage, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” Solomon’s message in Psalm 11… Continue reading Week 48 Enjoy Life, But Remember God
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 46 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 7-8 Key Scripture Verses: Ecclesiastes 7:16-18 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise—why destroy yourself? Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool—why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go… Continue reading Week 46 Can We Be Too Righteous or Too Wise?
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 45 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 5-6 Key Scripture Verses: Ecclesiastes 5:15 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.” We come into the world as vulnerable,… Continue reading Week 45 How To Have A Meaningful Life
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 44 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 3-4 Key Scripture Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” In the first two chapters of Ecclesiastes Solomon showed us that our activities and hard work are meaningless if… Continue reading Week 44 A Time For Everything
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 43 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 1-2 Key Scripture Verses: Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat… Continue reading Week 43 Is All Our Toil For Naught?
No Need to Shout Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 9-10 Key verse: Ecclesiastes 9:17 Have you noticed how noisy our world has become? Even though I live on the outskirts of a moderately large city; even though I try and make it a priority to have some “quiet time” each day – the noise is steadily… Continue reading Week 47 Thursday
Let It Go Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 7-8 Key verse: Ecclesiastes 7:9 The wisdom we find in the book of Ecclesiastes covers a lot of territory; much of it goes right to the heart of some very “vexing” problems. In fact, that’s how one translation addresses one particularly pesky problem: “Be not hasty in thy… Continue reading Week 46 Thursday
Don’t Rush It Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 5-6 Key verse: Ecclesiastes 5:1 “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.” When it comes to prayer – I usually suggest to people that… Continue reading Week 45 Thursday
There is a time Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 3-4 Key verses: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Lots of people talk a lot about time. We talk about When we will get what we want When we will accomplish something important When we will be… Continue reading Week 44 Thursday
Meaningless Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 1-2 Key verse: Ecclesiastes 1:1 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” It’s quite a cynical thought: Everything – and he means everything – is meaningless. He had tried it all, nothing satisfied. Not money; not sensuality; not worldly wisdom; not fame or power.… Continue reading Week 43 Thursday