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Before we start our next Old Testament Book - Ecclesiastes, this week May 26-28, 2020, let's look at some important information about the 'writer' and his times - King Solomon. Then when we have concluded with the 'biographical' information, consisting of 3 posts each day, we will jump right into the Book of Ecclesiastes. Afterwards, we will take a break and follow with the posts for the Book, the 'Song of Solomon', also written by King Solomon. audio-bible/bible.html
Later this year after these two books, we will continue and delve into the Book of Proverbs, many written by King Solomon, together with some in the Book of the Psalms. audio-bible/bible.html
I am doing this order so that we can spend more leisurely time in the studies of both, the Books of the Proverbs as well as the 'book of songs', 'Psalms', as the Lord wills. audio-bible/bible.html
Before we begin Ecclesiastes, the Proverbs, and the Psalms, this is a perfect time for us to take some time with a few posts to get some understanding of the 'man'. behind all in the Book of Ecclesiastes, and who contributed to some Psalms as well as Proverbs - King Solomon. Who was this man??? Why should we even be concerned with a 'sage/king' of old, surely 'our times are so different'?? I think the answers will be revealing to you. audio-bible/bible.html
Before we are finished, I truly believe that you will see and know the 'truth' that:
Ecclesiastes 1:9 'The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.' audio-bible/bible.html
And with that knowledge, you will have 'true wisdom' to realize that the 'ultimate truth' is:
Ecclesiastes 12:13 'Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.' [Ecclesiastes 12:9-14, words from a man who had it all.]
In general, in the Hebrew Bible the book of Proverbs offers the best example of practical wisdom, while Job and Ecclesiastes give expression to speculative wisdom, or 'wisdom from the lives of the main-characters', especially in search of the answers for circumstances in life. Some of the psalms and a few other brief passages are also representative of this type of literature. Among the Apocrypha, the Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus are wisdom books. Yes, we are not any different, and, we can use their 'reasonings', and see how the Good Lord responds to them as encouragement and get some guidance to use on our journeys through this period of time known as 'life under the sun'. [Ecclesiastes 1:1-3]
First, the Book of Ecclesiastes was written around 950 BC, authored by King Solomon.
Second a Brief Summary provides that in this book Solomon portrays himself as the “Teacher”. This is a very serious and hard hitting book that doesn’t hold much back. Solomon, a man who did it all, had it all, is intent to save others from grief by giving practical advice on how to avoid poor decisions and how to have the right priorities in life. The most important thing in life is a passionate pursuit of God. Everything else pales in comparison.
[We learn from the 'Biblical Record', that King Solomon lived a full life, 'in his time'. He had it all, did it all'. But, in the end, what was the greatest lesson he learned, and wants to pass on to all who follow him? This, my friends is the total and most important essence of - the Book of Ecclesiastes, as well as the Book of Proverbs]
Thank you for returning for another short Post 2 this afternoon. Amen. Amen.
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