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Ecclesiastes 9


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Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

We all share a common destiny—death. All we do in life is in God's hands.

Ecclesiastes 9:3-6

We have a choice to either lament (or deny) death, or to take its inevitability as motivation to make the most of today.

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

Life on this earth is a once-in-an-existence opportunity. If we accept this reality and live with wisdom (founded in faith), we can enjoy life as God intended.

Ecclesiastes 9:11-12

Unexpected and unpredictable circumstances are a part of life and often interrupt the predictable flow of events.

Ecclesiastes 9:13-16

Wisdom is of the utmost value but does not produce the unerring approval of man. Nor can it control circumstances.

Ecclesiastes 9:17-18

Trying to control others through shouting and coercion is destructive while quiet words of wisdom are more powerful than weapons of war.