Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • Food for Thought? - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    If this is "food for thought," I think I'm feeling a slight case of food poisoning!
  • Nikki on Ecclesiastes 1
    From researching history and other events, I believe that this talks about a loop, or loops. History repeats itself. Time starts off at the beginning of an age or two. The same theme plays out, and then it ends, only to begin all over again with new people.

    For example, during Noah's day, Atlantis was destroyed. During this age, New Atlantis (USA) will be destroyed.

    During Paul's time, the apocalypse happened. It's happening again during our time with the same sequence in Revelation.

    Food for thought.
  • Manuel Kituxe on Ecclesiastes 1
    Where is Ecclesiaticus 4:19-27...
  • GiGi - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Thanks Chris, well said.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Amen and Amen Brother Chris!
  • David - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Good Morning Manasseh An interesting thing about Ecclesiastes after everything that is stated about all

    Solomon knew and understood in verse 13 of Chapter 12 he ends with Let us hear the conclusion of the

    whole matter Fear or respect God and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man. Which

    Hosea 4:6 if you don't have the knowledge God or disregard it you will be eventually useless.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Hello Manasseh. We welcome all comments centred around God's Word & your question is a very good one.

    When we look at both those references you gave, we could see contradictions (as you see also), but then a clearer understanding of them will give us more light. In Ecclesiastes 1:17,18, the author, Solomon, states that he was committed to gaining more wisdom. As a king, this was a very noble thing to desire so that he might rule well & give correct judgements for his people. But in his quest to acquire much wisdom which included learning & understanding what causes men to live foolishly & make wrong decisions in life, he found that his spirit was getting increasingly troubled. So he says, 'in getting wisdom & knowledge comes much sorrow'. Not that there was anything wrong with having more knowledge, but by understanding it better, the sorrows & inconsistencies of life, become more apparent & troubling. So, we have this oft quoted saying, 'ignorance is bliss'. Though not really true, but what it's saying is that 'if you don't know much about life, of people, & life's intricate threads, the less you will burden your mind & heart & fewer will be your pain & sorrows'.

    Then in Hosea 4:6, we read, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." If we go back to verse 1, we read this indictment by God against Israel, "there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land." The people were disregarding God, indulging in sins & forgetting His directives to them about their behaviour one towards another. So here, God's people ought to be regarding the Laws He gave them & to show love & respect to one another, but they had forsaken God & His Word to direct them. When that happens, when God's people, then & now, refuse to obey God (i.e. refusing to receive knowledge of what He wants for them), then they will suffer isolation from God. In those days, God's Hand was heavy upon them, today, we will suffer spiritual poverty & feel that God is far from us. Blessings.
  • Manasseh Dangana on Ecclesiastes 1
    Thank you for this great opportunity to make my comment. is the Book Eccl. 1:18 contradicting the book of Hosea 4:6?

    I will be glad to recieve more light on these scriptures as i grow in faith.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Your answer to negativity from Ecclesiastes is great! Encouragement for today! Thank you.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Hi Aaron,

    Anything else you would like to say. It will help us in responding to your post.
  • Aaron Evans on Ecclesiastes 1
    My verse is from John 1:1, ECCLESIASTES 3, Psalm 91, Roman 8:28, Proverbs 13:24, 2 Corthians 5:7
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    I've been told last names were originated from trades, son of ._._, etc. Which makes sense like Smith, Carpenter, Albertson
  • Barbara on Ecclesiastes 1
    Why don't people in the Bible have last names.
  • Rick - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Hi Stacy Italicized words were added by the translators some affect meaning and text some do not.
  • Stacy on Ecclesiastes 1
    Why are some words italicized?
  • Glenn - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    It's a book about how to live in these here flesh bodies, an Solomon, wrote it . To the man who walks under the sun !
  • English Sacha - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Hi , the only son of David who was king in Jerusalem and over all of Israel , ch1 v12 , was Solomon . Enjoy .
  • CHARLES EDWARD CURRY on Ecclesiastes 1
    Who wrote ecclesiastes?
  • Tim legarie on Ecclesiastes 1
    When you seek Jesus he will give you peace beyond understanding through our Lords mercy and grace.
  • Custer9149 on Ecclesiastes 1
    Notice that in consecutive verses the key to the seriousness of the first chapter of Genesis is mentioned.
  • Mishael on Words Stories by Jesus - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1:9
    If you have a red letter edition of the King James Bible,

    You'll find the parables in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The red letters are Jesus speaking or telling a "parable" (story) to demonstrate faith, salvation or instruction.

    You will see red letters in the Book of Acts, in some places. He spoke when Paul fell off his horse on the Road to Damascus.
  • Carol Griffn Griffin on Ecclesiastes 1:9
    I am looking for the parables on salvation
  • Chrissie B - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1:9
    Why wouldn't God call women to preach? God shows no partiality ( Romans 2:11) and can use anybody to do His will ( 1 Corinthians 1:27). Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Isaiah's wife, and Anna were given the authority to speak to the people on the behalf of God and thus preached the Word of God. Go back and read Romans 16:1-15 about the 10 women who where in ministry who held leadership positions.
  • Michael - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    1 John 4:3 "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."

    (According to this verse, the antichrist was already present in the 1st century when the Apostle John wrote the verse. Therefore, the antichrist is not someone who is going to appear on the world stage in the near future but that has been around since the time of the Apostle John - false teachers are the antichrist.)

    1 John 2:18 "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."

    1 John 2:22 "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."

    2 John 1:7 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist."
  • Debra on Ecclesiastes 1
    Which comes first ,rapture or anti christ ?
  • Adam - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    Dear George,

    I don't believe most Christians think they are observing Sabbath on Sunday. I think very few minority would think Sunday is the Sabbath. A day of worship is not the same as the Sabbath day.

    Christians likely meet on Sunday, because:

    (1) The example is they met on first day of the week

    (2) Christians can worship any day, and many choose Sunday.

    Maybe your question is why do most Christians not celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday:

    (1) Colossians 2:16, 17

    (2) Jesus healed others on the Sabbath

    (3) Jesus challenged the Pharisees in how they observed the Sabbath and redefined it for them: Mark 3:4, Mark 2:27

    (4) Matthew 5:17-18 (fulfilled but not abolished). Many will say the 10 commandments still apply, like it's still just as wrong to kill someone, but a % may say the 4th commandment (keep Sabbath) may not still apply.

    That is to help answer your first question, but I didn't understand your second one.
  • George Wade Jr - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    1. Why is it that the majority of "sola scriptura" Christians observe Sunday as sabbath while the 4th of God's Ten Commandments specifically states that the "Sabbath is the 7th Day."

    (Recall that the close of the book of Revelation describes "the saved" as those who "keep the Commandments of God" and "have the faith of Jesus.")

    2. It seems that the most reasonable method of prophetic interpretation is the "historical" one. It is this method that leaves NO gaps in the flow of prophetic events.

    (The concocted methods of preterism and futurism leave the individual in limbo.)
  • Did Solomon why did he learn at the end of his life did he go to hell are heaven
  • Junebug on Ecclesiastes 1
    Davis did some bad things but DAVID had a repentant heart and he always reacted to his mistakes with sorrow for what he had done! God knew David's heart and that he was sincere! God knows all of our hearts! He knows if we truly repent! To repent means a change of heart! It means to put bad things out of your life!
  • Matheus Henrique da Silva on Ecclesiastes 1:18
    There is a poet in Brazil who said:

    "Love is life, is to have continuously

    The soul, the sense, the heart open

    To the great things, to the beautiful things (...)

    It's to have the heart in celebration, smile.

    And easily interperse celebration with weeping

    And It's to seek sadness, loneliness, the desert,

    And It's to be the happier and unfortunate from mankind

    At the sime time. (Gonalves dias: Se se morre de amor)

    Does wisdom bring sorrow and grief? Does it mean that the wise is sad? If it is true, can I say that wisdom is not good? In Proverbs it's written that we must seek wisdom... Is sadness a continuous condition of wise men?


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