Episode 152: Themes from Ecclesiastes

Episode 102 June 01, 2021 00:10:29
Episode 152: Themes from Ecclesiastes
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Episode 152: Themes from Ecclesiastes

Jun 01 2021 | 00:10:29

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Show Notes

Ecclesiastes is a book of perspective. It shows us a man who lives through the process of searching for meaning and comes out on the other side with a wiser, more seasoned view. When we are surrounded by the temptation to proclaim life’s ultimate emptiness, we can find in Ecclesiastes a vision tempered by experience and ultimately seen through divinely colored lenses. Life is destined to remain unsatisfying apart from our recognition of God’s intervention. It only remains to be seen whether we will place our trust in His sure and able hands.

 

What are some of the themes explored in the book? That’s the topic of this week’s top ten list, which examines vanity, time, sin/death, work, friends, worship, injustice, aging, the grateful enjoyment of God’s gifts, and the fear of God. Scriptures referenced include Ecclesiastes 1:2-3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Ecclesiastes 3:22; and Ecclesiastes 5:7. There are additional excerpts from the song, “In His Time.”

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