19 Jun Living in Light of Dying – Ecclesiastes 9:1-10
Sunday Service – 6/19/2016
Pastor Bryan Parish
“Living in Light of Dying”
- The Mystery About Life 9:1-3a
- The Studied Event (1:1a)
- The Mysterious Event (1:1b)
- The Common Event (9:2-3a)
- The Mystery About Death 9:3b-6
- The Finality at Death (3b, 6)
- The Hope before Death (9:4)
- The Realities after Death (9:5)
- The Mystery About Enjoying Life 9:7-10
- Enjoying the Wines in Your Life (9:7-8)
- Enjoying the Wife in Your Life (9:9a)
- Enjoying the Work in Your Life (9:9b)
- 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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