Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vapor of vapors and futility of futilities, says the Preacher. Vapor of vapors and futility of futilities! All is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and vainglory). 3 What profit does man have left from all his toil at which he toils Ecclesiastes is the book of the natural man.
Whose interests are confined to the unstable, vanishing pleasures and empty satisfactions of those who live merely ``under the sun." The natural man is not aware that all the affirmative answers to life are to be found in Him Who is above, not ``under," the sun.
The natural man grovels in the dust and finds only earthworms, while the spiritual man may soar on wings like eagles above all that is futile and disappointing, and may live in the consciousness of God's companionship, favor, and incomparable, everlasting rewards.
Under the sun? 4 One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun also rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. 6 The wind goes to the south and circles about to the north; it circles.
And circles about continually, and on its circuit the wind returns again. 7 All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place from which the rivers come.
To there and from there they return again. 8 All things are weary with toil and all words are feeble; man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 The thing that has been--it is what will be again, and that which has been done.
Is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there a thing of which it may be said, See, this is new?
It has already been, in the vast ages of time which were before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former happenings or men, neither will there be any remembrance of happenings of generations that are to come by those who are to come after them.
12 I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I applied myself by heart and mind to seek and search out by The ``Wisdom" of Proverbs is not the ``wisdom" of Ecclesiastes. The former is Godlike, the latter is usually human.wisdom all human activity.
Under heaven. It is a miserable business which Throughout this book not once is the Supreme Being recognized as ``Lord" . The word used to designate Him is invariably the one that may be applied to God or to idols--``Elohim," the God recognized ``under the sun."
The wisdom which is thus limited can end only in ``a miserable business" and in vexation of spirit until it finds ``the wisdom that is from above ``the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory"
God has given to the sons of man with which to busy themselves. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity, a striving after the wind and a feeding on wind. 15 What is crooked cannot be made straight.
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Job 1: 7 And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it. 8 And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him.
On the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and abstains from and shuns evil ? 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, Does Job fear God for nothing?Job 35:2 Do you think this is your right, or are you saying, My righteousness is more than God's.
3 That you ask, What advantage have you? How am I profited more than if I had sinned? 4 I will answer you and your companions with you. 5 Look to the heavens and see; and behold the skies which are higher than you. 6 If you have sinned, how does that affect God?
And if your transgressions are multiplied, what have you done to Him? Job 16:2 I have heard many such things; wearisome and miserable comforters are you all! 3 Will your futile words of wind have no end? Or what makes you so bold to answer ? 4 I also could speak.
As you do, if you were in my stead; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you. John 2:2 Jesus also was invited with His disciples to the wedding. 3 And when the wine was all gone, the mother of Jesus said to Him, They have no more wine!
4 Jesus said to her, woman, what is that to you and to Me? My time (hour to act) has not yet come. 5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever He says to you, do it. 6 Now there were six waterpots of stone standing there, as the Jewish custom of purification.
Ceremonial washing) demanded, holding twenty to thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, Fill the waterpots with water. So they filled them up to the brim. 8 Then He said to them, Draw some out now and take it to the manager of the feast .
So they took him some. 9 And when the manager tasted the water just now turned into wine, not knowing where it came from--though the servants who had drawn the water knew--he called the bridegroom 10 And said to him, Everyone else serves his best wine first,
And when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now! 11 This, the first of His signs (miracles, wonderworks), Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory , and His disciples.
Believed in Him. 12 After that He went down to Capernaum with His mother and brothers and disciples, and they stayed there only a few days. 13 Now the Passover of the Jews was approaching, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 There He found.
In the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting there . 15 And having made a lash (a whip) of cords, He drove them all out of the temple --both the sheep and the oxen--spilling and scattering the brokers.
Money and upsetting and tossing around their trays (their stands). Matthew 5:2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 Blessed the spiritually prosperous with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions.
Are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! Matthew 8:19 And a scribe came up and said to Him, Master, I will accompany You wherever You go. 20 And Jesus replied to him, Foxes have holes.
And the birds of the air have lodging places, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head. 21 Another of the disciples said to Him, Lord, let me first go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said to him, Follow Me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
32 And He said to them, Begone! So they came out and went into the hogs, and behold, the whole drove rushed down the steep bank into the sea and died in the water. . 34 And behold, the whole town went out to meet Jesus; and as soon as they saw Him, they begged Him.
To depart from their locality. Matthew 10:2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles (special messengers): first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew .
Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus ; 4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. 5 Jesus sent out these twelve, charging them, Go nowhere among the Gentiles and do not go into any town.
Of the Samaritans; 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!