Ecclesiastes Chapter 11 Discussion

  • T. Levis - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11
    Ecclesiastes 11:4, in every comparable version linked into bottom page, says very similar.

    In the 1611 KJV, Ecclesiasticus 11:4, is where the quote is found.

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • Diane on Ecclesiastes 11
    Good day, I was given a verse of scripture, Ecc 11:4(KJV) which is supposed to read: "Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honour: for the works of the Lord are wonderful, and his works among men are hidden." When I sought the scripture above, it says something something totally different. You may want to correct it. Thank you
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    The Law is a schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ. Sin in its true essence is constantly at war against our spirit. If not for the law to remind us ,confronting us , we would not come over and over in repentance. Thus then is the schoolmaster!

    A child must fall down several times while learning how to walk. These are the lessons we go through as born again in this new nature, learning to come unto that place of reconciliation, through the blood of His dear Son! Reconciliation, through the forgiveness of sin, a marriage, as in any relationship, there must be forgiveness.

    As sin is our nature, Christ forgiveness is ours forever in its true essence. As long as we breath, and are alive, His promises are never ending. We cannot escape from sin. Believing that if not for our failures, could we recognize our condition? This is why we are reminded to pray, too pray without ceasing!
  • Suze - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    Very true Donna and thankyou for that reminder . David was a man who loved God very much . He also commited quite a few sins and although he was totally forgiven by God , David's sinful behaviour had huge ramifications in his own life and in the lives of many of his loved ones .
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    GOD is amazing! Isn't it wonderful how the HOLY Spirit will speak to each of us & several times to several people about the same thing. Hours before you posted. I was praying for people. In my spirit I was reminded about: Matthew 25:31-46, though I had forgiven people many wrongs & praying for "church leadership" of a place I used to attend & volunteer much with. GOD reminded me they still have consequences & so do we. It changed my prayer.

    Not long ago I went through several years of difficult trials. I learned many valuable conclusions. How many people can & are affected by 1 persons sin. How society is affected by 1 sin & multiple sins also sometimes resulting from another person's sin. For Example you have a parent abuse then abandon their family. Society then either surrounds them with love, protection, support, or rejects, blames, shames. Then you have employers not pay individuals for work completed, or only pay a portion. James 5:4, Leviticus 19:13, Making it impossible for the worker to pay their debts. Families that after death of parent leave responsibility to poorest, weakest sibling, widow, widower. People ignoring their children, that vandalize other's property. Political corrupt choices, appointing unrighteous Judges, or police, making Courts biased & unjust etc. All of these sometimes 'simple' choices have tremendous affects on society.

    Thanks for sharing, I hope my comment is welcomed
  • Gigi - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:9

    Well said.
  • Starting my day with Ecclesiastes 11. It's a short beautiful chapter.

    I wish young people (&old) could grasp the concept that whatever sins they do now, even though they repent, will still bring consequences to their lives. God is not mocked, we will reap what we sow. This is a reason to turn away from sin and NOT commit that sinful act in the first place.

    Just as the serpent came to Eve he will come to you and tell you that God will forgive you, and God will forgive you if you repent, but the action will still bring consequence just as it did to Adam &Eve in the garden of Eden. They were "ashamed"when God came down to speak with them. They knew what they had done. God forgave them right?

    But there are many consequences for sinning that can change the course of your life. Sin will always take you farther than you want to go and keep you longer than you want to stay.

    Obey the Lords commandments and save yourself and all around you a lot of pain and heartache. Our sinful choices don't only affect us but others that are watching us. Just as doing the right thing encourages others to do the right thing. They are too watching.God bless!
  • Eric Lopez on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    We do not forget the past nor shut the door on it. Remember where we came from to not repeat the past.
  • Bob Grove on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    Luke 21 v 8

    They have been saying that the Coming of Christ is imminent for many years now even setting dates . They say this because they really do not understand the bible , but follow men's fabrication s of the bible .

    Many things must happen before the 2nd coming of Christ that have not happened yet .

    Read Mathew 24 and Luke 21 carefully .

    2 Thessalonians

    Verse 3 don't be deceived .
  • Carleton - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    Here is a hymn. "Spirit So Holy" Daniel W. Wittle

    Spirit so holy, Spirit of love, Spirit so gentle, Sent from above; Priceless possession, Purchase of blood, Good beyond measure, Gift of our Lord.

    Spirit of wisdom, Spirit of light, Spirit of knowledge , Showing the right; Guide us and teach us, Fully to know All that in Jesus God would bestow.

    Spirit of humble, Spirit of meek, Spirit so kindly, Helping the weak; Work in and through us, Make us to be Lowly and loving, Yielding to Thee.

    Spirit of Power, Spirit of God, Spirit of burning, Work through Thy word; Search us and sift us, Spare not the dross, Show us that self life Ends at the cross.

    My personal testimony is this Holy Spirit while I was in sin made His presence known to me just outside of my heart, so much so that I desired him, I sought after Him in just enough knowledge to understand that by faith I only needed to empty out my sin before Jesus at the Cross and I would have Him. In a very short period of time, perhaps several months, I could boldly claim in a quiet humble way that I knew this Holy Ghost in my heart and soul and that he lives in me and guides me as a child.

    I have had in the past some uncomfortable dream of past sin life, woke up enough to feel that presence of peace in my soul and happily fell back into rest!

  • Mishael - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    My first Bible was, the Living Bible. It's paraphrased so it's easier to understand.

    For memorizing, I'd pick the KJV.

    Just for reading, the New International version is good too.

    One addition I love is a large print concordance for studying. You can look up 'Holy Spirit', and it will list all verses about that one word. You see every verse about that and have a clearer picture of who He is.
  • Bob Grove - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    When I first started reading the bible I read a Good news bible my reading skills where very poor . It's a bible for people learning English . I do not read it or any other book but KJV now . You must Ask in prayer for understanding not matter which bible you read . KJV is most accurate and a dictionary is a good idea to read it with .

    Long ago an uneducated lady asked the Lord to understand the bible so she could read it her self since she did not believe the minister . And yes she was able to read a KJV with understanding, so keep at it .

    Meditate on the word rather than reading it like a novel .

    That is reading it slowly and allowing many thoughts to come to you that reading it fast you would miss , repeat often until you get it or put it on the shelf and maybe another verse will clarify it to you later . Learning takes time and effort .

    But your eternity depends on it . God Bless you as you seek the truth .
  • When we read the whole chapter, we see the context and truth. Look at the very next verse: "Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: FOR CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH ARE VANITY." This is great example of how foolish it is to take a single verse out of context to mean anything we want. We do not have the Spirit of Christ if we do that.

    Look what God tells us when we read the final 2 verses of Ecclesiastes - He literally tells us our ENTIRE duty as men and women.

    "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

    How easy it is to miss the truth when we take a single verse out of context to mean whatever we want.
  • Carolyn ogden - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    I want to learn more about the holy spiret
  • JPCremona on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    What version of the bible can I find that is in plain UNDERSTANDABLE TODAY'S ENGLISH. I read the the bible everyday but don't understand a thing of what I am reading. I read it anyway but I need to understand what I am reading like a child would understand. It's really that bad for me.

    The language of those times was terrible. How does anyone understand the KJV? Thank you.
  • Bob Hilt on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    Something found inside the old Gideon's Bibles:

    The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.

    Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword and the Christian's character.

    Here paradise is restored, heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good is its design and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.

    It is given you in life and will be opened in the judgment and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.

    -Author Unknown
  • Karen - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:10
    I think that if the Bible doesn't say why, then it's not for us to know
  • Chris - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11:10
    Greg, I see your point, as Jesus could have at anytime, whether during his Ministry or standing before Pilate in judgement, done something that would show them His Divinity, or even escaped from them. But was this in God's Plan for Jesus & the World?

    John 12:27 speaks of Jesus in agony of His impending death, which meant bearing the load of mankind's sin as well, cry out to the Father to "save Him from this hour; but for this cause came I unto this hour". So Jesus had it in His Power to thwart the wicked plots of the Jews & Pilate, but refrained because of the wiser Plan of God for dealing with our sins.

    Even after His Resurrection, he could have given witness to His Divinity & the Power of God, & no doubt that would have shaken them to the core. But would all be convinced? Would 'the people of planet Earth' in the future take note of that witness by Jesus? Jesus gave the story of 'the rich man & Lazarus' who had died ( Lk 16:19-31) which gives us insight to this. The rich man, in Hades, is in torment & longs for his five brothers on Earth to be warned that they don't come to the place he was at. Jesus replied, that the Scriptures were available to them to learn about this, but the rich man pleaded that Lazarus who was in comfort should be sent to his brothers to warn them (as one coming from the dead). But Jesus' reply: "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." So Jesus knew that even His presentation to the people after His Resurrection, may convince some, but not all, & of course the rest of us would very likely also reject Him, as so many do now.

    And besides all this, all things that Jesus did, was according to His Father's Plan. And this included, for reasons not revealed, that Jesus should not promote His Resurrection except his revelation to those closest to Him & for this witness to be carried into all the world by His servants, as those who were there to see it all.
  • Why Jesus did not make miracles in the presence of Pontius Pilatus and High Jewish religious priests.

    Also, When Jesus raised from the Death He should have presented himself to the Roman government who condemned him to be crucified and the Jewish High priest that asked the Government to crucify Jesus. If He showed himself were it counts, the people of planet Earth would have accepted Christianity as their sole religion. The first one to see him was Maria Madeleine and some other unidentified women why?
  • When you open this website there's a search box. Type whatever you want to look up I.e heal healing baptism
    It'll go fetch every verse in the Bible for you to read.
  • The Heavenly birth is somewhat like the earthy birth but the heavenly birth is in the Spirit th child is the H.G. Thats y jesus said that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats our new innerman the H.G. our fruit unto God .My lil children of whom i travail in birth till Christ is formed in you,the heavenly birth is very much like natural birth but the heavenly birth is when man will birth God via the word/seed.To whom the word ( THAT GOOD SEED ) came it made them GODS. Thats y the sower of the good seed wants to sow his precious seed in our hearts.Being born again of an incorruptible seed.On the cross he was calling for Elijah to come and turn the hearts of fathers to th Children etc GB
  • Jacqueline Little - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 11
    Jesus just want us to cast our cares on Him and He will do the rest in His timing not ours. While we wait on Jesus don't forget to praise Him for His mighty acts toward men. Thank you Jesus for this revelation to my spiritual need in times like this. We serve an awesome God is He.
  • Alphonse Anders on Ecclesiastes 11
    How many days are many days in Ecclesiastes 11:1
  • Verse 1~When we first give of ourselves we may not see the immediate results or experience immediate gratitude from others. If we continue to be generous, we will experience the help we need from others when we are in need.
  • Noel JB on Ecclesiastes 11
    Verse 1:Many times we sow the seeds through normal church divine service , family worship , on the Radio station , TV station , in large evangelism , during visits in the Correctional Centers , Hospitals and other places and expecting the hearers to be converted quickly but our expectations are wrong , the holy spirit got the message into hearers heart and after many days they will come and join
  • Verse 6 shows that we should sow our seeds in different places when it comes to the ministry. We can't make the seeds grow, but we can do our part by planting them in as many places as possible.
  • Chris Hall on Ecclesiastes 11
    The 3rd verse through sixth are interesting.Whether a tree falls here or there, there shall it lay, referring to your souls. The new testament calls men trees, who MUST bear fruit to stay in God's grace. If you fall a sinner, you will rise on the last day as a sinner, if you die with God, so you will arise.Likewise you cannot receive blessings with slothfulness, you must WORK, you can't simply observe
  • Irene123 on Ecclesiastes 11
    V.1 - refers to 'bread', the word of the Lord, i.e. prayer and 'witnessing'. Your bread will return to you in souls turning to the Lord. Jesus does want us to materially help others, but Matt. 6:33 goes right along with Eccl. 11:1. Many times though, the material need has to come first.
  • Verse 1 tells us "cast your bread on the waters" this is helping us to see how we should practice wholehearted generosity
  • Mable Arrington on Ecclesiastes 11
    What its basically saying i got from it what way GOD moves u don't know what the spirit of lords spirit moves how made them bones in the womb is he made them in the form of GOD but no man knows what the holy spirit moves

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