Category: Ecclesiastes

Day 31: The Conclusion of the Matter, Ecclesiastes 12:1-14

Click here for today’s reading: Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 Reflection: In all his wisdom, Solomon concludes the book of Ecclesiastes in poignant terms: “…Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this… Read More

Day 30: In Diligent Pursuit of Godliness, Ecclesiastes 11:1-10

Click here for today’s reading: Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 Reflection: Solomon,the wise, encourages us to keep planting.  He encourages diligence and a recognition that we do not know which seeds will take root.  Rather than, therefore, calling the act of… Read More

Day 29: Feasting, Ecclesiastes 10:16-20

Click here for today’s reading: Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 Reflection: Verse 17 strikes me.  Feasting–for strength, not drunkenness.  In a world of hazy absolutes, where people passionately ascribe to sometimes illogical stances, feasting has been attributed to gluttony, excess, and… Read More

Day 28: Ugly Realities, Ecclesiastes 10:11-15

Click here for today’s reading: Ecclesiastes 10:11-15 Reflection: If this passage teaches anything, it is that a fool’s life is unattractive.  Who would want to be swallowed by babbling words?  To be described as multiplied in raving madness?… Read More

Day 27: Even Just A Little, Ecclesiastes 10:1-10

Click here for today’s reading: Ecclesiastes 10:1-10 Reflection: Even just a little rot will spoil the entire thing. As a dead fly putrefies perfume, a little folly wrecks a whole person. I find myself thinking, at times, that… Read More