Ecclesiastes Chapter 5 Discussion


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  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    Though the wicked study and copy much Scripture, only our Holy Father gives discernment to see and hear. For the wicked (in his desire to cause fear) would frame Scripture in ways that, if it were possible, would deceive the very elect. It is written, (And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.)
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    THE VISION (4) For in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    THE VISION (3) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. I am your sign: The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged:
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    THE VISION (2) Take heed that no man deceive you. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. See ye not all these things? Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    THE VISION (1) And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus said unto them, Seest thou these great buildings? For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
  • Patrick
    Make me not Rich that I forget thee make me not poor that I curse thee but feed me every day with the food you have prepared
  • Charley
    the prosperity gospel is a lie from hell foxes have holes the birds
    of the air have nests but the son of man had no place to rest
    his head.matthew 8-20. repent and believe the gospel
    not the man centered feel good gospel. jesus saves
  • BSP
    Verse 12~The many material things that the rich often have can cause them worry because they are worried about maintaining them or keeping them from being damaged or stolen.
  • Clifford Cardinal
    In our hard labour, comes abundance to share with the needy, turning the needy to greed of your own labour of love- to share- to Gift- and to not expect anything in return- but to be anonymous in your Sharing- and Gifting, or the applause of the Virtue you exercised as to please God in your silent deed that no one sees, is the greatest reward for the soul, and surely you will see God and Paradise
  • BSP
    Verses 4-6~It is better not to vow then to take a vow and not pay it. This would make God indignant and he would pull his blessing away from us if we failed to pay our vows.
  • Anne
    Vs. 19 "Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth and hath given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God". And "1Tim.6:17 "Charge them who are rich in this world that they be not high minded nor trust in uncertain riches but in the living God who giveth us richly all things to enjoy". All things belong to God our creator.
  • A disciple
    Hi Jim; Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! I appreciate your friendly reply; but let me add still about what you first wrote, and why I say what I do; "God encourages us to enjoy His gifts.." This actually IS a very popular but ANTI Christ doctrine taught in many churches and especially the reason for the imagined success of the mega-churches: ANOTHER Jesus and ANOTHER gospel of prosperity!
  • Jim
    A Disciple: I appreciate your comments and viewpoint. Some of the people God blessed with wealth in human history were faithful believers (Abraham, David, Solomon and many others). Its the 'love' of money that is a sin; not having it. Its unfortunate that many teach wealth is evil. Every person must be at peace with God's blessings! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
  • A disciple
    Jim; You CANNOT serve God and Mammon! Take heed and beware of covetousness; for a man's life DOES NOT CONSIST IN THE ABUNDANCE OF THINGS HE POSSESSES! They that desire to be rich fall into a snare, and hurt themselves with many foolish and destructive lecheries and pollutions of idols! Where our treasure is there will also be our heart! Examine yourself; for you are about to leave your first love!
  • Jim
    Verses 18-19: Unfortunately, many Christians have been taught or believe that believers should not obtain wealth and should give away as much as possible. Thankfully, these two verses confirm that it is God who grants wealth to some people and it is His gift to them. While believers are to be generous givers, God encourages us to enjoy His gifts as well! This isn't taught much in Churches today.
  • John
    GOD IS SO GOOD I CANT SAY ONE TIME HE DID"T BE GOOD TO ME!!!
  • Grace
    I really enjoyed this scripture so much, chapter 1, keep thy feet when thou goes to the house of God, be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fool, may God grant us his grace to fufil this part, because most time we become so busy that we don't even pay attention and most time we missed what we are supposed to hear, just paying attention most times answers most of our questions.
  • Zenaida
    Our life is God's gift,and He wants us to enjoy it,but let us not forget that we can take nothing with us when we die, so let us be content with what we have for everything is from Him.
  • Dean COOPER
    Be careful of.what you say or.promise be VERY CAREFUL OF STONES YOU THROW GOD SEES ALL AND KNOWS ALL
  • Brenda Giles
    God is so good, loving, and merciful. Yes he is forgiving But...... I am soooo glad God is not like MAN when it comes to forgiveness. Love Brenda G.
  • Derek Knotek for verse 10
    It so very.very true. Amen.
  • Sajitha jayan
    it helped me to clarify the doubts in my life.
  • Alija
    Try not to make a promise that you won 't do it again! Rather ask GOD to help you to overcome your sin and when you are weak and tempted by the flesh go to our LORD and pray for strength and guidance! Remember GOD knows your heart and he will give you strength when you feel week! And encourage you to listen to the Holy Spirit within! If you sin unintentionally and ask GOD for forgiveness he will not hold back his mercy! He is after all your loving FATHER and wants to give you a free conscience!! The flesh is weak but the Holy Spirit it strong! Listen to the small voice in your gut before you do something that may lead you to sin, if it doesn 't feel right then it 's the Holy Spirit talking to you! You just have to learn to hear that voice, most of us forget to listen to that voice and follow our head, that 's what can sometimes lead to sin, the Holy Spirit will never lie or mislead you, if it doesn 't feel right, "it " isn 't right GOD bless you
  • Rev. Tim George for verse 19
    GOD gives riches, and wealth, and this is a gift from GOD. We must thank Him, and give GOD all the Glory for what He is doing in our Iives.
  • Andrew
    Troubled, do not fear. God understands. God is willing to forgive whenever we are truly sorry for something, no matter how many times we fall and rise and fall again, even if it 's a vow. God will NOT say that He "forgave you once, but two times is too much ". Do your very best, but when you fall, ask and trust Christ. Christ forgives infinite number of times. Of course that doesn 't mean go do whatever you want, but it means Christ will never shut you out and doom you so long as you live. The only unforgivable sin is self-murder. So be at peace, friend.Perhaps talk to your pastor about this, if you want. He should be able to put your worries to rest.
  • Geraldine cole
    I want to speak on this making a vow to God if we made a vow in all honest in mind to do it and found that u could not do it u repented of that and u no longer make vows and don 't do them God has forgiven U see when u do something and u did not know it was wrong God cannot punish us for what we did not know but the word of God tells us to no to do right and we do wrong is sin.God is a Just God he knows our hart he is willing to forgive us but we must stop the wrong doing once we find out it is wrong be bless sister and brother and remember Judge not that U be judge the same judgement u give to others will come back to U praise God.
  • Troubled for verse 4
    If you do make a vow and break it more than once do you think God will forgive you? Please, someone please help me understand!! I 'm afraid that maybe I have doomed myself! I have promised the LORD that it will never happen again and I mean to honor this vow until my last breath. Could someone please help me understand??
  • George calvin
    I get the impression from Solomon that it is good for me to eat, drink and be merry because by doing so I will be enjoying the fruit of my labor. After all, he said, this fruit will not go with me to my grave. Hence, the best way to make use of it is to enjoy it while I 'm still alive.
  • Benson Wafukho
    Christians today pray conditional prayers like father if you bless me l will built your church,l will do this and that only to get blessed and forget about the vows they made to God. Christians are too fast and never ways the impact of the words that comes from their mouths,such words will bless or will curse one 's life. Rich people no longer values the work of God other than increasing their wealth and becoming the masters.
  • Katie for verse 7
    most of our dreams, and certainly most of what we say, is based in vanity. we want this, we desire that. we dream of riches, we dream of fame, beauty and what are these things but vanity? remember above all to fear God.


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