Tag: Ecclesiastes

Excess.

”Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself? Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?” Ecclesiastes 7:16-17 The Teacher of Ecclesiastes often offers advice that seems baffling, and frankly, contradictory with what is found elsewhere in…

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Duty.

“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 In the heart of the Old Testament wisdom literature is the book of Ecclesiastes. Traditionally attributed to Solomon, Ecclesiastes’ tone reflects that of an author who has witnessed many things in…

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