Wed, 25 August 2010
August 22, 2010
Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs
Synopsis: The wisdom of Ecclesiastes challenges our perspective on life. Ecclesiastes has a word for everyone from birth to death. Basically, it says, “That too will pass.” Your perspective on life may work well for who you are and where you are in life, but that same perspective will not work later on. The preacher or teacher of Ecclesiastes imparts wisdom that will transcend one’s perspective and inform all stages of life. If you live long enough, there is a time for everything under heaven.
To this is added the word from Solomon’s Song of Songs. Yes, there is a time for sex. Song of Songs is a vibrant celebration of sex. Of course there is an appropriate time for it as there are appropriate relationships.
The final word of Ecclesiastes speaks to the end of life when all other seasons of life have passed. The wisdom of Ecclesiastes says when all other perspectives of life have failed, there is God to face.
Scripture Text (NLT): Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 2:1-3, 3:1-8, Song of Songs 2:1-2; Hebrews 13:4; Ecclesiastes 7:1-4, 12:1-2, 8, 13-14
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Scott Waisner