Dear ones, this Sunday finds us back in our study of Ecclesiastes, dealing with 7:15-29. This text before us deals with our tendency to be discontent with the ‘crooked’ portions God weaves into our lives – those days of adversity that seem to rest upon God’s people more frequently than the worldling who is living for pleasure. Such discontent sends us to all the wrong places for the solution.
When it comes to how we live out these days God gives us, Solomon looks around and finds the multitudes consumed with a zeal for righteousness (of the ’self’ brand), or a zeal for wisdom, or even some consumed with a zeal for wickedness and foolishness. What he fails to see in the multitudes is a fear of Almighty God,
So here is the question we are left to wrestle with: Am I that one among a thousand? Will I be that one among a thousand? Will I be that one who profits from a consideration of God’s dealings in my life because I am living life backward? Or will I be like the multitudes – seeking for the good things in all the wrong places and declaring that all is vanity and chasing the
Prayer Wednesday night will be at
Pray for the group heading down to the G3 Conference (on Missions) this weekend. They head out Wednesday morning and arrive back in town Saturday evening.
Prayer Week begins on Sunday. Be sure to pick up your booklets as you enter or leave prayer meeting tomorrow night. The remainder will be available again Sunday morning.
Sunday afternoon Robert Bosley will continue our teaching on the attributes of God as we consider The Wisdom of God.
The songs for Sunday are as follows:
- To God All Praise and Glory
- He Has Shown Thee, O Man (Micah 6:8)
- Not What My Hands Have Done
- The Gospel Doxology
- I Will Glory in My Redeemer