In this final sermon on Wisdom for the Storms of Life, we find a poetic metaphor of the aging process in Ecclesiastes chapter 12 that we will all face one day. However, Solomon no longer associates death with vanity but with eternity. God’s people have a future and a hope beyond this life.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
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Ecclesiastes chapter 11 teaches us how to live with wisdom: 1. LIFE IS RISKY–Learn to Live with the Good & Bad (1-4) 2. LIFE IS MYSTERIOUS–Learn to Trust God (v.5-6) 3. LIFE IS SHORT–Learn to Enjoy Life (v.7-10). | AUDIO | TEXT PDF
“We stand at the crossroads, each minute, each hour, each day making choices. We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think, the passions we allow ourselves to feel, and the actions we allow ourselves to preform. Each choice is made in the context of whatever value system we’ve selected to govern our lives. In selecting that value system, we are, in a very real way, making the most important choice we will ever make.” – Benjamin Franklin
In Ecclesiastes chapter 10, Solomon gives us instructions for making wise decisions in life, because it is decisions that determine destiny. | AUDIO | TEXT PDF
Only those who truly honor God the giver of life, can truly appreciate and enjoy God’s gift of life.
In Ecclesiastes chapter 9 Solomon reveals how to be alive your whole life. 1. LIVE WITH FAITH (9:1-6) Because our life is in God’s Hands 2. LIVE WITH JOY (9:7–10) Because Your Life is a Gift from God 3. LIVE WITH UNDERSTANDING (9:11–12) Because Life is Uncertain and Unpredictable 4. LIVE WITH WISDOM (9:13–18) Because Our Reward is from God not from Men | AUDIO | TEXT PDF
“It is better to get wisdom than gold. Gold is another’s, wisdom is our own; goldis for the body and time, wisdom is for the soul and eternity.” – Mathew Henry
God wants us to have wisdom. Wisdom will give us a better life. Wisdom will help us to handle the storms of life. Wisdom helps us handle the uncertainties and injustices of life. And wisdom will help us be able to appreciate and enjoy life. Let’s examine how we can have this wisdom from Ecclesiastes chapter 8. | AUDIO | TEXT PDF