Tag: Ecclesiastes 1

BDBD is Eccl. 2:12-16

“The wise have eyes in his head while the fool walks in the darkness.” (14) Honest routine self-examination with prayer guided by the Holy Spirit is eyes in the head. Several forms of Spirit-guided meditation exist. The ancient Christian meditation adopted and transformed by Ignatian is popular. The five steps are: Review the day with […]

BDBD is Eccl. 2:1-11

I am conducting a self-imposed psychological examination so that I may personally understand the author’s conclusion. What if I had endless wealth, unchallenged power, vast knowledge, clever wisdom, perfect health, unquestioned admiration, and was exceedingly attractive? What would I do if I had all this and was accountable only to myself; no heaven above, only […]

BDBD is Eccl. 1:16-18

Knowledge is knowing facts. The human brain learns new facts in one of four ways; visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic. A person may learn how to repair a car by watching someone else repairing a car. Another person can learn by listening to a teacher explain the law of physics. Others read about […]

BDBD is Eccl. 1:9-15

What is left for a person who decides, “There is no God,” or “If God exists he, she, or it doesn’t or cannot care about me?” That person needs to find a way to improve their existence and keep things and people from taking away from that which they obtained. A godless life seeks contentment, […]

BDBD is Eccl. 1:2-8

“Under the sun” means a life without a relationship with God, a life with a heart and mind set on this world, a life with selfish priorities, a life where love for God is kept at a distance and love for others is second to love of self. “Under the sun” is full of excuses […]

BDBD is Ecclesiastes 1:1-2

The book of Ecclesiastes is written to teach us about life in this world. The title “Ecclesiastes” is taken from the Greek word in the ancient Greek translation of the Bible called the Septuagint. Ecclesiastes in English is translated as teacher, preacher, and spokesman. The author is the son of David and a king in […]