Day 61: Ecclesiastes 12:1-8

“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them'” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

Ah dearski! Those difficult days are coming when life will be just a drag and eternity will be both a touchable reality and a strong desire. When old age sets in, life seemingly becomes less and less worth living. Read Full Post

Day 60: Ecclesiastes 11:7-10

Wow…at the age of 23, this passage really strikes me. I feel like I am in that time of life between youth and old age, even though I know the expanse between the two is greater than that. But going to college with “kids” that are six years younger than me, I just don’t feel young anymore, yet if I were to live the average lifespan, I’m less than a third of the way through. Read Full Post

Day 59: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

“You do not know the works of God who makes everything.”

I like to take the conservative approach to making decisions. I don’t like to do anything that I think might flop. Failure is not my friend, so I try not to spend time with it.

Now, success? Ah yes…there’s something I like to enjoy. I like guaranteed success. Read Full Post

Day 58: Ecclesiastes 10:16-20

It’s that time of the decade where U.S. politics is focusing on the next presidential election. Who will lead our country for the next four years? What will the head of our country look like, and how will it run our country?

Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 talks a little about government and a right attitude toward it. Read Full Post

Day 57: Ecclesiastes 10:11-15

I see here several characteristics of the fool when he speaks.

First of all, he speaks out of turn (Ecclesiastes 10:11). He doesn’t need to be prompted to share his futile thoughts or his detrimental words. He just speaks freely to his own hurt and that of others.

Secondly, there is no kindness in his words (Ecclesiastes 10:12). His words will tear people apart before they minister grace to the needy ear. Read Full Post