By Tommy Nelson
Within the hope and quest to make feel of the area and our lifestyles, 3 nice sirens have lured women and men right into a lull with the empty promise to make their lives significant. the good king of Israel, Solomon, notwithstanding the wisest guy, used to be now not resistant to their tune. yet on the finish of his lifestyles, Solomon, in all of his God-given knowledge, stopped to consider on all that competed for his cognizance. He wrote his conclusions within the booklet of Ecclesiastes.Tommy Nelson keeps his examine of Solomon's writings by way of taking an in-depth examine Ecclesiastes. In a global reminiscent of ours, the place the quest for that means and objective propels mankind to attempt every thing below the solar, Solomon's conclusions ring louder than ever for a those that desire solutions greater than ever.
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Extra resources for A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes
Until the last three or four decades, the people of your culture had no doubt that things were just going to go on getting better and better and better forever. ” “I think you can figure it out. So far we have this much: The world was made for man to conquer and rule, and under human rule it was meant to become a paradise. ” “True. Let me see . . ” “You’re not listening. The ‘but’ was part of the story long before your conquest became globally destructive. The ‘but’ was there to explain all the flaws in your paradise—warfare and brutality and poverty and injustice and corruption and tyranny.
Ah. Okay, I see what you’re getting at. ” “Of course. Questions about how people ought to live always end up becoming religious questions among the Takers—always end up being arguments among the prophets. For example, when abortion began to be legalized in this country, it was initially treated as a purely civil matter. But when people began to have second thoughts about it, they turned to their prophets, and it soon became a religious squabble, with both sides lining up clergy to back them.
That’s right. According to your maps, the world of thought is coterminous with your culture. It ends at the border of your culture, and if you venture beyond that border, you simply fall off the edge of the world. ” “Tomorrow we’ll screw up our courage and cross that border. And as you’ll see, we will not fall off the edge of the world. ” Ishmael asked. “Palms sweating? ” I gazed at him thoughtfully through the glass that separated us. This twinkle–eyed playfulness was something new, and I wasn’t sure I liked it.
A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes by Tommy Nelson