Although Ecclesiastes is written from the perspective “under the sun,” you do see some glimpses of eternity. As I wrote in an earlier blog, Solomon did mention life beyond the sun, and how God put a longing for eternity in our hearts: He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity
Another good question came to me recently: I was reading Bob’s article on the coronavirus in Grace in Focus. At one point he refers to “God’s secret will.” He says, “The sovereign will of God is everything that actually happens. But before it happens, we don’t know what will occur.” Doesn’t this put us back
King Solomon was searching for the meaning and purpose of life. Why go on living? What purpose does it serve? What’s to gain? What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun? (Eccl 1:3). But crucially, Solomon was looking for the purpose of life in life. But where?
What is the purpose of life? Why should anyone want to keep on living? Solomon was looking for meaning, for “profit”— What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun? (Eccl 1:3). Solomon started his search with wisdom, but found it only led to a great appreciation for
Where do you find true happiness? Where have you been taught to find it, by family, friends, church, school, and Hollywood? If anyone was in a position to discover the meaning of life, it was King Solomon, the son of David, supremely wise, and rich beyond comprehension (cf. Eccl 1:1, 12; 1 Kings 3, 10).
As I was making lunch, my son, Zane, came into the kitchen and asked, “Has it been an hour yet?” “An hour from when?” “No! Just, has it been an hour?” “From now? I’ll have to start counting.” “No from later.” “Well, if it’s an hour from later, then it hasn’t happened yet, because it’s
I received an interesting question—correction really—from a reader. He wrote: I think you at GES are mistaken about the perseverance of the Saints. R. C. Sproul says it is God by His Spirit that helps us persevere in the Christian life until the end. Sproul said it should be called the Preservation of the Saints.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor 15:3-4). In the last blog, I explored some of the OT verses that
I did not know that your email account would shut down if you got to 15 gig of data. And I had no idea anyone could accumulate that much stuff. That happened last Friday. I was forced to clear out a lot. I ended up deleting 12 gig worth. I hope I didn’t delete anything
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor 15:3-4). Have you ever wondered what Scriptures Paul was referring to? Some have