The fear of God is usually misunderstood. People think of fear as bad. But fear is not bad in Ecclesiastes. Fear of God is necessary to understand God’s presence and influence in our lives. We conclude this study of Ecclesiastes presenting the stages of life and learning the fear of the Lord.
People want to bargain with God and when they don’t get what they want they turn bitter. Truth is, we make plans but they are not God’s plans. How do we understand the heart and mind of God? Ecclesiastes’ wisdom can guide us into the will of God.
Our culture desperately needs a theology of work. Humans were created to work. Work is not a curse. Work is our reflection of God’s creative essence. Let’s explore Ecclesiastes wisdom about working and the meaning of life.
Crisis is imperative for spiritual transformation. We grew up believing pain was not supposed to happen to us. But then bad stuff happened. How do we make sense of both pain and pleasure? How does crisis make us better Christians?
This passage was made famous by the 1960’s band, The Birds, “To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn…” Every event in life belongs – the good, the bad, the ugly. Do you have an image of God who allows cancer? Or do you think life is meaningless and random? Let us explore Ecclesiastes meaning of life.