Ecclesiastes Chapter 3
19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
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The changes of human affairs. (1-10) The Divine counsels unchangeable. (11-15) The vanity of worldly power. (16-22)1-10 To expect unchanging happiness in a changing world, must end in disappointment. To bring ourselves to our state in life, is our duty and wisdom in this world. God's whole plan for the government of the world will be found altogether wise, just, and good. Then let us seize the favourable opportunity for every good purpose and work. The time to die is fast approaching. Thus labour and sorrow fill the world. This is given us, that we may always have something to do; none were sent into the world to be idle.
11-15 Every thing is as God made it; not as it appears to us. We have the world so much in our hearts, are so taken up with thoughts and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them. The world has not only gained possession of the heart, but has formed thoughts against the beauty of God's works. We mistake if we think we were born for ourselves; no, it is our business to do good in this life, which is short and uncertain; we have but little time to be doing good, therefore we should redeem time. Satisfaction with Divine Providence, is having faith that all things work together for good to them that love him. God doeth all, that men should fear before him. The world, as it has been, is, and will be. There has no change befallen us, nor has any temptation by it taken us, but such as is common to men.
16-22 Without the fear of the Lord, man is but vanity; set that aside, and judges will not use their power well. And there is another Judge that stands before the door. With God there is a time for the redressing of grievances, though as yet we see it not. Solomon seems to express his wish that men might perceive, that by choosing this world as their portion, they brought themselves to a level with the beasts, without being free, as they are, from present vexations and a future account. Both return to the dust from whence they were taken. What little reason have we to be proud of our bodies, or bodily accomplishments! But as none can fully comprehend, so few consider properly, the difference between the rational soul of man, and the spirit or life of the beast. The spirit of man goes upward, to be judged, and is then fixed in an unchangeable state of happiness or misery. It is as certain that the spirit of the beast goes downward to the earth; it perishes at death. Surely their case is lamentable, the height of whose hopes and wishes is, that they may die like beasts. Let our inquiry be, how an eternity of existence may be to us an eternity of enjoyment? To answer this, is the grand design of revelation. Jesus is revealed as the Son of God, and the Hope of sinners.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
April Sims's Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 comment about verse 15 on 8/08/2015, 9:33pm...
..."already has been. nation against nation." ..."that which is to be already has been." Sodom and Gomorrah. "and God will call the Pass to account" He will allow the history to repeat itself.
Zion's Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 comment about verse 7 on 7/29/2015, 7:55am...
Truly indeed as of now no one people is looking for the heart of Jesus Christ except to those people to has a calling of Him.our world is to much panished by Him in Jeremiah 5:3 clearly says in Jeremiah we are hard headed we are continuously doing what is in good to our self, we do see for God goodness because we love our flesh of the sin.flesh that created a sin in us. the Lord God's commandent to us: my dear brethrens in Christ we must turn away from the evils works or any evils form we must aware for his do in us and take a looked of Jesus Christ heart. hold this verse so that we have a strong hold on our God.use it in every daily life's. Proverbs 3:5-6. Thrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE direct you thy paths. now it's time you to look at the heart of Christ Jesus and when the time you found it,tell to others so they also looking for what Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary. God bless everyone.
Bright Emmanuel's Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 comment on 7/19/2015, 7:21am...
God times is the best, no matter what devils has done. We need to wait till God finish what he started in Us
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