Ecclesiastes 3 Study

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Verses 2-8 list these “times,” not a full list, but enough to get the idea. It is also a list of opposites: “A time to be born, and a time to die” (v. 2a). This poem seems a little out … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3 Study

Ecclesiastes 2 Study

“I said in my heart, ‘Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure;’ but surely, this also was vanity.” Ecclesiastes 2:1 Having studied labor and finding it empty of meaning and intrinsic value, Solomon decides to test pleasure and enjoyment, only to find that this, too, is an empty pursuit. He pursued … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 2 Study

Ecclesiastes 1 Study

Vanity- emptiness; want of substance to satisfy desire; uncertainty; fruitless desire or endeavor; Trifling labor that produces no good; Untruth; Empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial enjoyment; Ostenation; arrogance; Inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride; conceit over personal attainments or decorations. Webster's Dictionary; 1677 Reading Ecclesiastes 1 with that definition in mind … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 1 Study