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the words of the ecclesiastical preacher

August 7, 2011

Ecclesiastes 12

 1 Remember your Creator
   in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
   and the years approach when you will say,
   “I find no pleasure in them”—
2 before the sun and the light
   and the moon and the stars grow dark,
   and the clouds return after the rain;
3 when the keepers of the house tremble,
   and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
   and those looking through the windows grow dim;
4 when the doors to the street are closed
   and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
   but all their songs grow faint;
5 when people are afraid of heights
   and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
   and the grasshopper drags itself along
   and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
   and mourners go about the streets.

 6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
   and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
   and the wheel broken at the well,
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
   and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

 8 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.
   “Everything is meaningless!”

The Conclusion of the Matter
 9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.
10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.
12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.

 13 Now all has been heard;
   here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
   for this is the duty of all mankind.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
   including every hidden thing,
   whether it is good or evil.

Have a blessed Sunday as we all meditate on this reading
Its more about making hay while the sun shines
And doing what is most important
Which is serving God
Regardless of how you decide to live your life be it as a lazy man or a conscientious person..
Be rich or poor,fat or slim .
There is one underlying fact
The end will come someday
These are the words of a man who asked God for wisdom and who received it..
The silver cord which is the tie between the spirit and the body..
The pitcher which is the earthly body that keeps the spirit within which returns to God from where it came
Every thing we struggle to acquire is meaningless in the end if our souls are unsaved..
Everything may sound nice but no ammount of sugar coated teachings should ever take away the truth which is that you must fear God and keep his commandments for in the end he will judge
He made us to worship him and that is our sole purpose
We must not forget our bearings or where we are going while we transverse the earth…
We must strive to keep our walk with God in perfect condition at all times..
No man knows the day the time or the hour and no man can tell when his or another’s time is up..
We must live each day being ready for the judgement at any time..

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