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    1. Well said Jim! Concise and precise! 🙂👍
      Recalling Solomon’s observations, pessimistic yet practical insights, and God-given wisdom on transient life in this world, true, it is best to reverently “fear GOD and consider eternity in all that one is doing in the present.” Life indeed is short, mysterious, and filled with both temporal “things” and situations. Thus, it is best to invest for something that last for eternity by trusting JESUS CHRIST as our Lord GOD and having faith in Him as our only Savior so we can truly understand these things (that happened to us and others) and to worship the Triune GOD for eternity. Blessings to you and your family!

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        1. We can fully understand them in Heaven but for now while we don’t have answers nor idea here on earth, we must trust GOD and fear Him; that is a good preparation for Heaven.

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    1. Grateful to GOD for this opportunity, Crissy! Actually, there is more to the Book that we have not covered and there is more to explore as the Book has a lot to teach us. A set of verses that Ecclesiastes is arguably famous of that I still have to post on a Pictureless Bir/Anniv…sary almost 3 months from now. Yes, the Turn, Turn, Turn song. Thank you, Crissy! Tomorrow, we will continue on an old series; something related to this one. Blessings to you my friend, your Fryday team, and your family!

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        1. Sure Mandylorian! Please do so and that will be a great link up to our blogs. I’ll add a link from your post, let me know which one. But chances are, it will be posted in less than 3 months as it is not yet my bir…not yet the blogs 2nd anniv.

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  1. After all his exertions to gain understanding and experience while chasing after the ultimate purpose of life, the Preacher is satisfied he has found it: our duty is to fear God, acknowledging His right to command us to obedience and to govern our lives as our Maker and as God eternal, to be worshiped and glorified in all that we do under heaven’s gaze. May our lips as our hearts praise Him forevermore! Thank you, Kent, for taking us through Ecclesiastes so vividly. Have a restful night, and grace and peace to you and your family,
    dora

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    1. So true, Dora! In His GOD-given wisdom, investigation, observation, and experience as someone who satisfies himself with all the pleasurable stuff available and as a king (if indeed this was Solomon), the Preacher, in his twilight, saw “the ultimate purpose of life.” What matters most in the end and you said it well, Dora that is “our duty to fear GOD, acknowledging His right to command us to obedience and to govern our lives as our Maker and as God eternal, to be worshiped and glorified in all that we do under heaven’s gaze.” 🙂👍 Indeed, we cannot control our life and we all will end in judgement. Why not invest time in knowing our Lord GOD and Savior, JESUS CHRIST. Committing oneself to trusting and following Him, especially when life is so uncertain. So, when judgement comes and we faced our Savior, we are assured (because of His promises that we read from His Word) that He will clothed us with His righteousness and declare us clean, because of His atoning sacrifice. You’re right, may we praise GOD forevermore. You’re welcome and have blessed Friday and weekend ahead! Thank you too!

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  2. This is the mic drop moment. The NT testifies to this as well in that the Word of God is alive and sharper than any double edged sword cutting between bone and marrow exposing all our hidden secrets (Heb 4:12-13). Can’t wait for what the Spirit has given for you to share next! Blessings to you and your family!

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    1. By this hour and based on your like a few seconds ago, you already know, Mandy! Yes, the “author” or the other voice did that for the Speaker/Teacher/Preacher/Solomon. He mics drop it for him and gives a conclusion i.e. to fear GOD and keep His commandments. Life is like a “flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow, a wave tossed in the ocean, a vapor in the wind” and that is part of the chorus of one of my all-time favorite Christian song by Casting Crowns. We use that short time to gather Heavenly treasures. Yes, this is one of the best verses in Hebrews; think of a figurative sword like long scalpel that penetrates between muscle/fat and bone; that is how lasting and effective GOD’s Word is to those whom He elects. A blessed evening to you, Nathan, and your family!

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