Sunday, June 20, 2021

#REDChallenge | Week 25 | Day 171 | Sunday, June 20, 2021 | Ecclesiastes 7-12

#REDChallenge | Week 25 | Day 171 | Sunday, June 20, 2021 | Ecclesiastes 7-12

Ecclesiastes 7

Ecclesiastes 8

Ecclesiastes 9

Ecclesiastes 10

Ecclesiastes 11

Ecclesiastes 12

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Overview: Ecclesiastes

The Book of Ecclesiastes

The Books of Solomon

All Week 25 Readings

Day 169 | Friday, June 18, 2021 | Proverbs 27-29

Day 170 | Saturday, June 19, 2021 | Ecclesiastes 1-6

Day 171 | Sunday, June 20, 2021 | Ecclesiastes 7-12

Day 172 | Monday, June 21, 2021 | 1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chronicles 9

Day 173 | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | Proverbs 30-31

Day 174 | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 1 Kings 12-14

Day 175 | Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 2 Chronicles 10-12

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  1. 1 A good reputation is better than a fat bank account. Your death date tells more than your birth date.
    Ecclesiastes 7:1 MSG

  2. 3 Crying is better than laughing. It blotches the face but it scours the heart.
    Ecclesiastes 7:3 MSG

  3. 8 Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it is better than standing out.
    Ecclesiastes 7:8 MSG

  4. 11‭-‬12 Wisdom is better when it’s paired with money, Especially if you get both while you’re still living. Double protection: wisdom and wealth! Plus this bonus: Wisdom energizes its owner.
    Ecclesiastes 7:11‭-‬12 MSG

  5. 19 Wisdom puts more strength in one wise person Than ten strong men give to a city.
    Ecclesiastes 7:19 MSG

  6. 26‭-‬29 One discovery: A woman can be a bitter pill to swallow, full of seductive scheming and grasping. The lucky escape her; the undiscerning get caught. At least this is my experience—what I, the Quester, have pieced together as I’ve tried to make sense of life. But the wisdom I’ve looked for I haven’t found. I didn’t find one man or woman in a thousand worth my while. Yet I did spot one ray of light in this murk: God made men and women true and upright; we’re the ones who’ve made a mess of things.
    Ecclesiastes 7:26‭-‬29 MSG

  7. 1 There’s nothing better than being wise, Knowing how to interpret the meaning of life. Wisdom puts light in the eyes, And gives gentleness to words and manners.
    Ecclesiastes 8:1 MSG

  8. 11 Because the sentence against evil deeds is so long in coming, people in general think they can get by with murder.
    Ecclesiastes 8:11 MSG

  9. 7‭-‬10 Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange For the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily! This is your last and only chance at it, For there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed.
    Ecclesiastes 9:7‭-‬10 MSG

  10. 13‭-‬15 One day as I was observing how wisdom fares on this earth, I saw something that made me sit up and take notice. There was a small town with only a few people in it. A strong king came and mounted an attack, building trenches and attack posts around it. There was a poor but wise man in that town whose wisdom saved the town, but he was promptly forgotten. (He was only a poor man, after all.) 16 All the same, I still say that wisdom is better than muscle, even though the wise poor man was treated with contempt and soon forgotten.
    Ecclesiastes 9:13‭-‬16 MSG

  11. 2 Wise thinking leads to right living; Stupid thinking leads to wrong living.
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 MSG

  12. 8 Caution: The trap you set might catch you. Warning: Your accomplice in crime might double-cross you.
    Ecclesiastes 10:8 MSG

  13. 10 Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work; Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle.
    Ecclesiastes 10:10 MSG

  14. 16‭-‬17 Unlucky the land whose king is a young pup, And whose princes party all night. Lucky the land whose king is mature, Where the princes behave themselves And don’t drink themselves silly.
    Ecclesiastes 10:16‭-‬17 MSG

  15. 19 Laughter and bread go together, And wine gives sparkle to life— But it’s money that makes the world go around.
    Ecclesiastes 10:19 MSG

  16. 1 Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns.
    Ecclesiastes 11:1 MSG

  17. 2 Don’t hoard your goods; spread them around. Be a blessing to others. This could be your last night.
    Ecclesiastes 11:2 MSG

  18. 6 Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock. You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end.
    Ecclesiastes 11:6 MSG

  19. 9 You who are young, make the most of your youth. Relish your youthful vigor. Follow the impulses of your heart. If something looks good to you, pursue it. But know also that not just anything goes; You have to answer to God for every last bit of it. 10 Live footloose and fancy-free— You won’t be young forever. Youth lasts about as long as smoke.
    Ecclesiastes 11:9‭-‬10 MSG

  20. 1‭-‬2 Honor and enjoy your Creator while you’re still young, Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes, Before your vision dims and the world blurs And the winter years keep you close to the fire.
    Ecclesiastes 12:1‭-‬2 MSG

  21. 6‭-‬7 Life, lovely while it lasts, is soon over. Life as we know it, precious and beautiful, ends. The body is put back in the same ground it came from. The spirit returns to God, who first breathed it.
    Ecclesiastes 12:6‭-‬7 MSG

  22. 12‭-‬13 But regarding anything beyond this, dear friend, go easy. There’s no end to the publishing of books, and constant study wears you out so you’re no good for anything else. The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you. 14 And that’s it. Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil.
    Ecclesiastes 12:12‭-‬14 MSG