Ecclesiastes has been a story of circles. Not that it is meaninglessly repetitive, but that it shows us the lessons gleaned from Qoheleth’s continual - and almost cyclical - searches for meaning. By the time we get to chapter 11, we’ve learnt a few essential things about life under the sun, and life above the sun. We long for life above the sun, but we can’t reach it on our own. It has to come down to us. Ecclesiastes tells us that God is above the sun, and it tells us that the great limit of lives below the sun is death - inescapable, inevitable death that teaches us wisdom if we consider it rightly. In this closing segment, Qoheleth tells us a few more things about how we should live our lives. Read on to find out more!
The Bible is not just a book, but its contents interact with and has an impact on real life! We often go to the Bible with many questions, yet forget the questions the Bible asks us in return. It is important that we find our story within the drama of Scripture. The question of the day that Qoheleth answers in this passage relates to death and what it entails. What exactly is death? What does it lead to? What does it do for us? Read on to find out more!
Wisdom literature can be very confusing sometimes. Quotes, stories, metaphors, and all sorts of symbols form a curious hodgepodge that can be rather challenging to cohere. However, a constant reliance on the Spirit and a sincere desire to know God often works wonders. Read on to find out what God has to say through these puzzling, yet precious words of wisdom!
Time; we watch it dearly in some moments, but neglect to clock it in others. Whatever our attitude towards time, it is inescapable to us. So what did Qoheleth have to say about this reality that we operate in? Read on to find out!
This is a new series on the book of Ecclesiastes. The writer of this book, the Preacher, goes in search for the meaning of life, and pens down his thoughts. How can 21st century young adults learn from this? Read on to find out!