Monday, January 16, 2017

ECCLESIASTES: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Greek: “member of an assembly”
Hebrew: “Qoheleth ” -- From the verb “to gather in”

Key to the Message :“Under the sun” Things that are unique to this lifetime.

“All is vanity” –Emptiness, futility
  1. Science – 1:4-11
  2. Philosophy – 1:12-18
  3. Pleasure – 2:1-11
  4. Labor – 2:12-3:15
  5. Self-centeredness – 3:16-4:16
  6. Religion – 5:1-8
  7. Riches – 5:9-6:12
  8. Morality – 7:1-12:12

What’s the conclusion?
        12:1  Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them” . . .

        12:13-14  The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.  (14)  For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.  (NASB)

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