Life, Death and Nonexistence (2)

Introduction

Thanks for coming back. After a crazy week that ended up in missing work with the flu, it’s nice to be back at creating new devotionts. Today, we’re going to look more into Solomon’s philosophy of life, death and nonexistence.

Bible Reading

(Ecc 9:10) Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

(Ecc 11:8) But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.

Do What You Can While You Can

Solomon counselled his readers to do whatever they found to do here with their whole heart. The rationale is a little depressing, though. Once your dead, you don’t know anything and can’t do anything. As long as you’re here, you might as well put your heart into what you do while you’re here.

Dark Days Ahead

Talk about raining on your parade. Solomon told his readers that no matter how long you live, and how much you enjoy it, many dark days are coming. It’s all empty. That’s a pretty depressing place to end, but we’ll pick up tomorrow and get a balanced biblical view.

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