Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 208

The scriptures read are Ecclesiastes 4-6, Psalm 20 and Colossians 1.

Ecclesiastes 4. The Quester gives us his take on violence, ambition and workaholism that keeps people from relationships. All ephemeral.

Ecclesiastes 5. The Quester does fear God. If you make a vow before God to do something, definitely do it, the sooner the better.

The Quester suggests moderation even in social justice. That's surprising in the light of how often the Bible decries injustice. But remember we are getting the reflections of a jaded and disappointed man. You can't take much in Ecclesiastes at face value. The Bible candidly shares the viewpoint of a man whose attitude is typical today. He believes in God but mostly to protect himself from disaster and the consequences of foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 6. The unfairness of life. The Quester advises a detachment from most things to protect yourself.

Psalm 20. A joyous Irish reel version of the psalm that will make you want to get up and dance! Click here!

Colossians 1. The background of this letter and the cosmic implications of it are in my latest sermon: click here to read it.

And remember: the secret is Christ in you!

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