Category Archives: Bible Journey

Reflections on Ecclesiastes 7-9

The writer compares wisdom and folly. Listening – It is good to hear the rebuke of the wise (7:5). Yet we should not take to heart all that people say of us (7:21-22).  When has a rebuke been helpful to … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7-12: Life’s Limitations and Purpose

(7, 9, 12) What is the first limitation that we find recurring in verses: 9:2-5, 9:10, 12:1-7? Why then is it better to go to a house of mourning than a house of feasting (7:2)?  Why is this so important? … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 4-6

The writer continues his discussion of vanity and calls us to fear God. Fear God – Fearing God means we come before him to listen to him, rather than to make rash promises that we will not keep. Do you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 1-3

The writer speaks of vanity, and the true source of enjoyment. Vanity – The writer sought wisdom and knowledge (1:16-18), pleasure (2:1-3), great works (2:4-6), and great possessions (2:7-8). Yet his conclusion is that in and of themselves, these things … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1-6: Life With or Without God

(1) Life Without God: Why does the writer say all is vanity in v2-11? (1-6) What pursuits of life does the writer explore in the following passages and conclude are only vanity? 1:16-18 – 2:1-11 – 2:12-23 – 4:1-8, 13-16 … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 30-31

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? God’s Word – God’s Word is true. We can trust in it, find refuge in it.  If we try to add to his Word or change it, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 28-29

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Justice – God ultimately brings justice (29:26). Leaders should seek justice (29:4, 14).  All people should live justly (28:5-7).  Are you striving to live justly?  Pray that … Continue reading

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Proverbs 28-31: The Wise Woman

(28-31) For each of the following topics, answer the following questions:  What is the main point(s)?  What pictures, comparisons, contrasts, or consequences are given to drive home the point(s)?  Can you think of a current example that illustrates the point(s)?  … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 25-27

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? The Fool – Proverbs 26:3-12 paints the picture of a fool. A fool cannot be trusted with tasks.  He continues in his folly.  His attempts to speak … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 22-24

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Rich and Poor – The rich should share with the poor (22:9). The rich ought not oppress or rob the poor (22:16, 22).  Are you helping those … Continue reading

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