Tag: Ecclesiastes 4

BDBD is Eccl. 4:13-16

Here is a story of a young lad who was wise but poor (13). His beginning is a bit of a mystery. Some believe he was in prison. Others believe he was born in poverty. Still, others believed both (14). The wise young man’s beginning was not important to his few followers. Yet this wise […]

BDBD is Eccl. 4:7-12

Outside of Christ, the loaner has a meaningless and difficult life (7,8). He toils to build wealth, forgoing enjoyment, and has forsaken a legacy to pass it onto. He does not make the effort to find friends nor take the risk to find a companion of the opposite sex to love and be loved. Even […]

BDBD is Eccl. 4:4-6

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” is an old saying. Invention is the twin sibling of achievement. Verse 4 reveals the father of necessity and achievement. “All labor and all achievement spring from envy (jealousy) of his neighbor.” Covet is a half-sibling of envy. What then are jealousy and envy? Jealousy is an emotion and […]

BDBD is Eccl. 4:1-3

Life under the sun is full of hard toil that really does not amount to much in the end. Meaningless is the conclusion of life under heaven; life between birth and death for the person who does not love nor fear God. Life under the sun also includes oppression, lots of oppression (1). Some ask, […]