Authority Under the Sun, Part 2 – Ecclesiastes 8:10-17

Ecclesiastes 8:10-17 (ESV) 10 Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity. 11 Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set

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Authority Under the Sun – Ecclesiastes 8:1-9

Ecclesiastes 8:1-9 (ESV) 1 Who is like the wise?     And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine,     and the hardness of his face is changed. 2 I say: Keep the king’s command, because of God’s oath to him. 3 Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand

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Walking Wisely in a Broken World, Part 4 – Ecclesiastes 7:15-18

Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 (ESV) 15 In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why

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Walking Wisely in a Broken World, Part 3 – Ecclesiastes 7:11-14

Ecclesiastes 7:11-14 (ESV) 11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance,     an advantage to those who see the sun. 12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money,     and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it. 13 Consider the work of God:     who can make straight what he

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Undistracted Devotion in 2019

Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord,

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Great Joy for All the People – Luke 2:8-20

Luke 2:8-20 (ESV) 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not,

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The God of the Lowly – Luke 1:26-38

Luke 1:26-38 (ESV) 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she

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Walking Wisely in a Broken World, Part 2 – Ecclesiastes 7:7-10

Ecclesiastes 7:7-10 (ESV) 7 Surely oppression drives the wise into madness,     and a bribe corrupts the heart. 8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning,     and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,     for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

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