Cabul

Scripture So Hiram called the region Cabul because he thought it was worthless. ~I Kings 9:13, CEV Quote We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill Solomon enjoyed many luxuries due to his father’s sacrifice. Hiram was king of Tyre, modern day Syria and …

Scripture “Now you will eat the fruit of what you have done, until you are stuffed full with your own schemes.” ~Proverbs 1:31, CEV Quote Sin and self-satisfaction bring destruction and death to stupid fools. ~Solomon Both the scripture and the quote are true. You don’t need faith to know that sin is destructive. Just open your eyes to what’s …

I Have No Good Thing

Scripture I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.” ~Psalm 16:2, NIV Quote We all live for something and we all love something supremely. What ever we love more than Jesus is an idol. ~Ya’akov When I first read Psalm 16 earlier today, I thought David was talking …

Adonijah and Abishag

Scripture “How can you possibly ask me to give Abishag to Adonijah?” King Solomon demanded. “You might as well ask me to give him the kingdom! You know that he is my older brother, and that he has Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah on his side.” ~I Kings 2:22, NLT Quote Ambition …

The Solomon Myth

Scripture The Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. He had commanded him about this, so that he would not follow other gods, but Solomon did not do what the Lord had commanded. ~1 Kings 11:9-10 (CSB) Quote …

The Conclusion Of The Matter

Scripture Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. ~Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, NLT Quote In my own experience I have found that the most extravagant dreams of boyhood have not surpassed the …

The Goal Of The Teacher

Scripture The sayings of the wise are like the sharp sticks that shepherds use to guide sheep, and collected proverbs are as lasting as firmly driven nails. They have been given by God, the one Shepherd of us all.  ~Ecclesiastes 12:11, NLT Quote The job of communicating truth in a fresh way without diminishing its …

Aging Gracefully

Scripture Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”  ~Ecclesiastes 12:1, NLT Quote The aging process can be meet with foolishness by the young and old alike. ~Soren Kiekegaard Solomon’s wisdom in chapter twelves is …

Scripture Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.  ~Ecclesiastes 11:9, NLT Quote Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again …

Take The Calculated Risk

Scripture  Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.  ~Ecclesiastes 11:6, NLT Quote Doing nothing is not nothing; it is something that produces nothing. ~Annymous Man by nature is a control freak and some are more persistent …