Daily Scripture & Question

Ecclesiastes 1-6  Ecclesiastes is the record of Solomon looking for the meaning of life.  He has the resources and power to try anything.  Probably written in his older years, he shares his folly and the lessons of wisdom he has learned (see 1:12-18).  Note the key refrains in chapters 3:9-15 and 5:18-20. Remember that “life under the sun” refers here to life here on earth without a relationship with God.  For Christians, we realize that we can also live life here under the Son as we submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ. 

Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions

Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. Why is life without God “vanity” (emptiness or a vapor)? How does a relationship with God, who is eternal, give us hope that life really does have meaning?

Biblical Prayer Focus

Psalm 83:13-18 “O my God, make them like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind.  As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze, so may you pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane!  Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.  Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace, that they may know that you alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.”

Be honest with God about those who are against you because you are a follower of Jesus. Pour out your anger before Him and then release them into His hands for Him to judge. Let God be your avenger as you let go of bitterness and wrath.