Living in Light of Dying – Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

Living in Light of Dying – Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

Sunday Service – 6/19/2016

Pastor Bryan Parish

“Living in Light of Dying”





  1. The Mystery About Life 9:1-3a
    1. The Studied Event (1:1a)
    2. The Mysterious Event (1:1b)
    3. The Common Event (9:2-3a)
  2. The Mystery About Death 9:3b-6
    1. The Finality at Death (3b, 6)
    2. The Hope before Death (9:4)
    3. The Realities after Death (9:5)
  3. The Mystery About Enjoying Life 9:7-10
    1. Enjoying the Wines in Your Life (9:7-8)
    2. Enjoying the Wife in Your Life (9:9a)
    3. Enjoying the Work in Your Life (9:9b)
    4. Enjoying the Whatever in Your Life (9:10)


Eccl. 9:1 For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them.  2 All things come alike to all:

One event happens to the righteous and the wicked;

To the good, the clean, and the unclean;

To him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice.

As is the good, so is the sinner;

He who takes an oath as he who fears an oath.

3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.  4 But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

5 For the living know that they will die;

But the dead know nothing,

And they have no more reward,

For the memory of them is forgotten.

6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished;

Nevermore will they have a share

In anything done under the sun.

7 Go, eat your bread with joy,

And drink your wine with a merry heart;

For God has already accepted your works.

8 Let your garments always be white,

And let your head lack no oil.

Eccl. 9:9   Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.

Eccl. 9:10   Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.


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