Tag: Ecclesiastes 5

BDBD is Eccl. 5:16-20

The theme of this book is repeated here a second time. Yet in each place, it is stated in a slightly different way (2:24-25; 3:12-13, 22; 5:18-20; 8:15; 9:7). Each person has a choice; accept that God exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Life without God is meaningless toil to build […]

BDBD is Eccl. 5:13-15

Wealth; most want it, most believe they don’t have enough, most toil endlessly to obtain it, many fear losing it, and some hoard it to the harm of its owner (13). Scroodge comes to mind when thinking of this kind of person. Yet, what about my actions? How much and to what extent does obtaining […]

BDBD is Eccl. 5:11-12

I am examining my room and the place where I live to see what I have chosen to own. I have consumed more than I know. Some of what I own has a purpose; a chair, a stove, a bed, and a shower. Yet much that is hanging and laying around is for ambiance; a […]

BDBD is Eccl. 5:8-10

Human society under the sun is made and maintained by flawed humans. The people who govern society obtain money and wealth from those they are meant to govern. The more layers of hierarchy the more finances are required and often demanded (8,9). When the poor are oppressed, and justice and rights are denied we should […]

BDBD is Eccl. 5:4-7

The concept of making a vow and promise often means little when living a life under the sun. We say, “I promise…”, “By God, I am going to…”, and “I vow that I will…” to assure and strengthen our resolve and will. And we say vows and promises to assure and comfort someone. And sometimes […]

BDBD is Eccl. 5:1-3

Superficial religion is a substitute for fear and love of God for the self-justified while living under the sun. This is the theme in the first 7 verses of chapter 5. I need to guard and watch my actions before God (1). I need to think about what I do and say and examine my […]