Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 – Chronological

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Ecclesiastes 1

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

48 thoughts on “Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 – Chronological

  1. 18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    In other words “ The wiser you are the more worries you have the more you know, the more it hurts. “According to this, there is some truth to the adages, “ Ignorance is bliss,” and “ What you don’t know won’t hurt you,”

    A.L.M.A.S.

  2. 14I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.

    One can say many things are meaningless, but all have a purpose. God created all things for a purpose. Our goal is to love God and have a relationship with him, thru praise and worship.

    2 Corinthians 5: 9So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.

  3. Verse 18 MSG “Much learning earns you much trouble. The more you know, the more you hurt.” This is a portion of one of the commentaries on verses 12-18 of this chapter: “Solomon tried all things, and found them vanity. He found his searches after knowledge weariness, not only to the flesh, but to the mind. The more he saw of the works done under the sun, the more he saw their vanity; and the sight often vexed his spirit. He could neither gain that satisfaction to himself, nor do that good to others, which he expected. Even the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom discovered man’s wickedness and misery; so that the more he knew, the more he saw cause to lament and mourn. Let us learn to hate and fear sin, the cause of all this vanity and misery; to value Christ; to seek rest in the knowledge, love, and service of the Saviour.” Amos 5:15 NLT says “Hate evil and love what is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice. Perhaps even yet the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies will have mercy on the remnant of his people.”

  4. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
    3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

    I can only imagine the madness that someone was going through when he wrote this. In studying the Bible context is everything, Solomon had experienced so much of his life and explore different areas and came to this conclusion that everything is vanity. This world today has yet to understand this concept that everything around us is temporary and while it is okay to cherish it in the moment, we must understand that it will soon pass because there is only one thing that is eternal and that is the human soul. When we set our minds in our hearts on the one thing that lasts and everything else falls into place

  5. The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

    7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

    8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

    9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

  6. Thank you Jesus Christ for today , let his will be done today as he orders our steps

    I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind. What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered. So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.
    Ecclesiastes 1:14‭-‬15‭, ‬17

  7. 17. So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind. NLT

    The problem with chasing the wind is, how do you know when you’ve caught it?
    We’re usually chasing something – money, recognition, love…whatever it is, Solomon says it’s all fleeting vanity that will soon be gone.
    Why not spend our time more wisely and chase after God and His will so that our reward is eternal?

    I’m chasing after You
    No matter what
    I have to do
    ‘Cause I need You
    More and more

    More and more

    I’m chasing after You
    I’m praising my way through
    Just to be closer to You
    I’m chasing after You
    – VaShawn Mitchell

  8. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    They say ignorance is bliss, and in some instances I’d have to agree. This can certainly apply when we learn something about someone that changes the way we think of them. It’s hard to process that info. We don’t know what to do with it sometimes. That’s where grace comes in. As long as this info won’t put us or someone else in danger of course, then we can adjust and practice grace. God gives us grace everyday, what makes us different that we can show the same to others?

  9. Ecclesiastes 1: 3-4 What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun?
    [4] One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh, But the earth abideth forever.
    It don’t matter what you have you have stored here on earth. Money, House, Car, etc.
    Its only temporary!
    It matters what you stored up in God’s Kingdom!
    I will be well worth it!
    Mark 9:41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, Because ye belong to Jesus Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
    I bless you in the Name of Jesus.

  10. What are we working for in this life?
    Money, things, to be known? For all that will pass away. Everything we build on earth when we pass away someone else will take and use or live in. We should have nice things we should have money all that is biblical but it cannot be the number one thing that drives us. It should be getting to heaven getting to God that should be our number one goal in life.

  11. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

    This is a rhetorical question. The benefit to our goals on this earth only last as long as we are alive. Our perspective should be in light of eternity. The only labour that is truly profitable is the actions we take toword forwarding the kingdom of God.

  12. 1:10 is there anything whereof it may be said
    See? This is new. It hath been already off old time
    Which was before us.
    —-
    Nothing is new. As long as learn form it.
    Whatever happens, that I may know
    That it’s not new to God, and that in him is the answer for everything concerning a child of Gods life.
    That I may know him…..
    Hallelujah 🙌
    For we live by faith and not by sight.
    🙏

  13. “All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:8-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    We may be consumed with what the eye sees all around. Times of pain, doubt, loneliness, or even fear. You fight against all of this. But though I may be at my lowest in life. One thing I’ve learned is that I know in whom I have trusted and been anchored in, that is Jesus Christ Himself. Through everything He alone is my peace, strength, joy, confort❤️❤️❤️

    “In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

    For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭71:1, 5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  14. the message says…business as usual on old planet earth…so in my way of thinking thats why we should not focus on planet earth, keep our eyes on the prize which is our heavenly home with our heavenly father! I love POFW

  15. 18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    This is so true as you increase wisdom and knowledge you learn of the true intentions of the heart of men and those around you. You begin to realize exactly why they do what they do and you lose faith in humanity. Things come and go without a reason but once you know the reason for being there is nothing you can do to change the outcome. With wisdom and knowledge comes great responsibility and you find yourself trying so very hard to change the outcome to protect your love ones without avail.

  16. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    There will be generations to come as long as the Lord tarries. The most important aspect of the coming generations is that we need to pass on the knowledge and wisdom of the older generations and make sure the younger generations know who God is and make sure that they would be able to push themselves forward into action. We have to make sure the kingdom of God stays in our living and principles.

    The one thing that the older generations can do is teach what they know. The younger generations have be willing to be taught so that they can learn valuable insight. A person that is not teachable is not a lost cause, you just have to find a way to reach them and hope that you can be successful. The older generations can not give up on the younger. It is very imperative that we allow God to use us to make a difference in this life by living Jesus to be an example as we give Jesus b

  17. Es muy cierto que de mas sabiduria mas problemas acarreas porque entiendes en lo incorrecto que estas y que tienes que enderezar gracias senor JESUS.

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    THE PAINFUL TRUTH

    18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    The wickedness of our day brings much grief, the condition of the world, the dangerous state of our nation, the sinful desires of man and even the spiritual condition of some saints of GOD.

    The honor of the calling of GOD is that Ministers are privileged by GOD to know things that others are not aware of. JESUS himself reveals some things about time, people and things. Otherwise meetings, counseling and social media reveal even more about the condition of things.

    The painful truths of a true shepherd that cares for people is that occaisionally a shepherd cares more for the sheep than the sheep care for themselves.

    Knowledge is knowing, wisdom is the applying of knowledge. To be wise, one must know something. This is where the pain, grief and sorrow arrive.

    We must study the WORD of GOD to know HIM. We confront grief and sorrow, with PEACE and JOY from the WORD of GOD and HIS Promises to us and through the Holy Ghost.

    Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

    Lets walk and live in the SPIRIT of JESUS that we may know HIM. The preacher here warns us the more we know about time and conditions will be painful, but the more we know about JESUS will be joyful.

    Choose your education wisely.

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    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  19. 14 “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.”
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    If you are not living your life for Jesus then what are you living for? Thing of this world will pass away. You cannot hold onto them. It would be like trying to grab hold of the wind. What you can hold onto is JESUS! Keep your eyes fixed on Him.

  20. Ecclesiastes 1
    King Solomon was classified as the wisest man on the earth. In this chapter he seems to be at a low point of his life that creates a question of why all the wisdom? God granted King Solomon what he had asked for yet in the end he realizes having so much wisdom had brought him to the realization with his wisdom much pain. I have cautioned some at times be careful what you pray for . Can you handle what might be revealed to you? You ask sometime why you are not going such and such or why God doesn’t answer your prayers the way you thought . Many times it could be for your protection. Solomon though many times made some great decisions ended up going after false gods because of some bad choices ,

    What ever gifts God had placed in your life remember hold to them dearly , Don’t misuse them . You pray fo for r wisdom you pray to be used of God ? Just remember there is a great responsibility that comes with it and many times the things you know will bring sorrow to your heart . One of the greatest things we can do is pray for our spiritual leaders our pastor and every man or woman of God who speaks into our lives. Pray for those you begin to reach for and realize that there will be things shared as people are moving from old ways of life into a new life with God .
    I wonder why Solomon began to go over after so many women and ended up with serving gods that were dead . His wisdom fails him here . He had served a God who granted his hearts desire to where he goes seeking after idols . Again we must take everything to God praying over our own life guarding our own hearts as we serve on the Kingdom.
    Because Solomon spoke it clearly in the last verse of this first chapter which is called the Preacher

    18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    Message says it this way :
    The more you know, the more you hurt.

    Prayer and the Word is the key We must use Godly wisdom not just worldly knowledge!

    Proverbs 2

    All wisdom comes from the Lord,
    and so do common sense
    and understanding.
    7 God gives helpful advice[a]
    to everyone who obeys him
    and protects all of those
    who live as they should.

  21. 16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

    17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

    18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    The Message

    I said to myself, “I know more and I’m wiser than anyone before me in Jerusalem. I’ve stockpiled wisdom and knowledge.” What I’ve finally concluded is that so-called wisdom and knowledge are mindless and witless—nothing but spitting into the wind.

    Much learning earns you much trouble.
    The more you know, the more you hurt.

    NLT

    I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.”
    So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.

    The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.
    To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.

    A quester is someone who is searching for the truth. It can be a quest within yourself or an inquiry directed at someone else. The more you know, the more that’s expected of you. Be careful what you’re seeking after; what truth you wish to know. Sometimes what you find is good, but other times, it’s detrimental.

  22. 12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
    13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
    14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

    Fear God and keep his commandments for God will bring everything to judgement.

  23. “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].””
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    With Christians, in most cases, that do things without the guidance of God is done in pride. They feel that they know what’s best for their lives. And honestly that type of action will leave you spinning your wheels and frustrated. Only what you do for God will last. And only what you do with God is of worth.

  24. AMP – 16 I spoke with my heart, saying, “Behold, I have acquired great [human] wisdom and experience, more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of [moral] wisdom and [scientific] knowledge.” 17 And I set my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I realized that this too is a futile grasping and chasing after the wind.

    We have read many days of the wisdom that Solomon spoke about in Proverbs, seeking the wisdom of God, but here the writer is seeking earthly, carnal wisdom, which cannot parallel to God’s wisdom.

    There are always two roads to choose – one is spiritual, one is natural or carnal. We must choose wisely – one leads to life, one leads to destruction. The broad road, which many take, leads to destruction because it seeks the natural, pleasing to the eye, scientific knowledge, while the other is less traveled. There we find the wisdom of God, only found in relationship with Him and His word.

    We must choose wisely -we can get caught up seeking the wisdom of the world, earthly gain, peers that pressure to lead you down a different path, or we can constrain ourselves and seek the wisdom of the Lord.

  25. Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
    Ecclesiastes 1:8 NLT

    I recently read an article by a college student who wrote “My generation is blind to the prosperity around us!” She explains the problem as people not recognizing their own fortune and privileges. She quotes an authority figure who states this upcoming generation is the largest to not experience “American prosperity.” They look at the world before them and fail to appreciate everything they have, including the very freedom they get to live in.

    Be careful what you focus on. Be careful the influences in your life. This is not a time to lightly walk through this world. There is too much negativity for that. This is a time to look to God, feed yourself with His Word, and truly appreciate the blessed life that you live! We are living the best and blessed life by God’s grace! Thank You Jesus!

  26. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
    4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    What are we working for? Whatever we gain in this life will go to the next generation-we can’t take it with us when we die. But, if we work at seeking the Lord and his righteousness we gain His knowledge and wisdom that will lead us to salvation and help us make heaven our home.

  27. Ecclesiastes 1:3, “What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?”

    St. Mark 8:36 came to mind as I read this. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

    Man labours, he works hard to gain a nice house, a nice car, nice clothes, food on the table, etc… But in the end, what does it matter if he doesn’t know JESUS?
    The only thing that’s going to matter in the end is Knowing JESUS and laboring and working in and for His Kingdom.

  28. 16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

    17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

    18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    “I communed with mine own heart”

    When we look inward for wisdom and answers, we will find much sorrow.

    But when we look to God, who rules eternity, we will find hope of what is to come after this life!

  29. I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind. What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered. I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.” So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind. The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:12-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Solomon tried all things, and found them vanity. He found his searches after knowledge weariness, not only to the flesh, but to the mind. The more he saw of the works done under the sun, the more he saw their vanity; and the sight often vexed his spirit.

    Let us learn to hate and fear sin, the cause of all this vanity and misery; to value Christ; to seek rest in the knowledge, love, and service of our Savior .

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    Ecc 1:18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    Wow. This scripture is true even if it seems contrary to what one might believe. The thought that came to mind when meditating on it was the following. Toddlers don’t have much wisdom nor knowledge. For the most part, most toddlers are for the most part happy with the simplest of things. Ice Cream makes them happy, candy makes them happy, Barney makes them happy (oops, that was back in the day)…Baby Shark makes them happy… Toddlers aren’t worried about the bills, not worried about issues at work, not worried about much…little wisdom=little grief…little knowledge= not much sorrow.

    The same is true with folks who do not know the truth about salvation. If folks only think they need to “confess the Lord Jesus” and they are saved, then in their lack of wisdom and knowledge there is also lack of sorrow and concern of their future. We however who know the truth grieve over our lost loved ones especially if they pass without getting saved.

  31. “What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever.” Ecclesiastes 1:3-4

    So many people work for wealth of money, large homes, expensive items of all kinds. The old saying, you can’t take it with you! Our physical body will not live forever. What does live forever? Our spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, having true salvation and being His bride someday. Going to Heaven is what we all should work for.
    Thank you Jesus for this day.

  32. And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

    This may sound some what negative in a sense but what is more negative is that people perish for lack of knowledge. The word tells us to study the scriptures for in them we can find eternal life. The distractions of this world have consumed the minds of people and led then astray.

  33. Ecclesiastes 1:8,14
    [8]Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
    [14]I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.

    Chase after the things of God not the things of this world. Chasing after God requires fervent prayer, desiring Him most in life, and meditating on God’s glory and greatness. No one knew how to chase after God like David. When he wrote Psalm 63, he was in the wilderness, hiding from people who wanted to kill him. Even in dire circumstances, God was most important. David spent his life chasing after God. Mary Magdalene understood brokeness. The Bible tells us Jesus cast out seven demons from Mary Magdalene, but unlike other people He healed, she stayed with Him. Not only did she travel with Jesus, but in Mark 15: 40-41 tells us she cared for His needs. Later, she was one of the few that stayed beside Him as He died on the cross. Matthew 27: 61 records a heartbreaking moment in Mary Magdalene’s life. Joseph of Arimathea placed Jesus in the tomb and rolled a stone across the entrance and left, but Mary Magdalene stayed. The Bible tells us she sat and watched the tomb. Mary Magdalene didn’t hide or try to forget her Savior; instead, when the Sabbath ended, she took spices to anoint Jesus’ body, only to find an empty tomb. She was the first person to see the risen Jesus! We must take a cue from Mary Magdalene. Stay with Jesus even when it is hard, continually grow closer to Him through learning and prayer, love Him without expecting something in return, and allow our servant’s heart to expand. 

    Romans 12:2 (KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  34. 15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

    Don’t get caught up in the cares of this life. Get caught up in Jesus. Only he is able to make a way out of no way. In him we find great joy. When we focus on Jesus, he will show us what we must do. The path to holiness is straight and we must stay on the path.

  35. “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    The things of this world are not of him. We must make sure we are not entertaining the things of the world. We must focus our attention on him. Don’t allow the things of this world to distract you from god. There is nothing out there isn’t the world for us other than winning the lost souls to Christ. Let us continue to keep our focus on him daily in prayer and fasting.

  36. In this chapter I think it was trying to tell us that Jesus is all we need! He deserves our praises!! We don’t have to worry about this word cause he is all we need!! We can never get enough of Him!!! He is all you need!!!!

  37. “Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new.” Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There is nothing new under the sun! Jesus is the same TODAY, YESTERDAY, & FOREVERMORE!

  38. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

    6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

    7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

    8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

    9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

  39. 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

    He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

    Just a as the river is never full of the water that flows into it and the seas is never full. We should never stop thirsting for God. We do not drink one glass of water in our life and never need water again but the body is made of mostly water.

    Let us continue to thirst after God and keep the perpetual flow of the Holy Ghost to The World around us.

  40. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
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    Right!!! We must teach the
    Next generation and if the LORD tarries then we teach the next generation as well!!! HALELUJAH!!!

  41. Fruitless labor

    8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

    9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

    What are you working toward? Some people spend a lifetime working to build up a life but never have the time to enjoy it. There is a trap of vanity that won’t let you go. You will never be satisfied with the material things that you acquire. You just look for the next bigger and greater thing. You find yourself on the greatest mountain top still wanting. The answer to a wanting soul is not anything of this world but the glory that comes when you seek the things of God. True glory is in him.

  42. “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Wisdom doesn’t mean grief, but grief gives wisdom. We learn through our pain. This is why knowledge increases sorrow and with wisdom is grief.

  43. “And I set my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I realized that this too is a futile grasping and chasing after the wind.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    This chapter got my mind to thinking about the different people in the world. There are people who have both spiritual wisdom and practical wisdom; people who have spiritual wisdom and little or no practical wisdom; and people who have little to no spiritual or practical wisdom. I believe our goal would be to have the first – spiritual and practical wisdom and I’ll tell you why. Having spiritual wisdom means we know that Jesus is greater than life. We don’t just live to be on earth and die, no, we have a mandate – to go and make disciples and live righteously. Now, in order to go and make disciples we have to have practical wisdom was well. Because, if we know every scripture in the Bible but cannot relate to people enough to get them to listen, our mission comes to a halt.

  44. 17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
    18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

    This is so true! In having more knowledge and understanding comes more grief and heartache, because there is so many things that come into play. Things that once you understand fully, makes you fully see the entire story!

  45. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    Many generations have passed and many continues to evolve. Let us make sure that our next generation knows Jesus, lives Jesus and gives Jesus to their coming generations. You’re vital to your generation today to give them Jesus!

  46. Ecclesiastes Chapter 1

    4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    The above is true for Solomon’s day and how he thought. His thought was with out a redeemer. We know that we will have generations of people fo children from Adam to the present and in the future, Than Jesus and a thousand years later Satin will be defeated and this will be remade. Then we will be with Jesus for eternity.

  47. “What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles.

    History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:3-6, 9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/ecc.1.3-6,9.nlt

    It’s crazy to think about, but people’s mindsets have always been the way they are now. Every type of person you can think of there’s already been someone that’s been in your situation. This is why most people that are older than you know what they’re talking about when they give you “advice” wisdom is gained through situations people been through. God could give you wisdom too just ask for it. There’s nothing new under the sun

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