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Different people are wise in different areas of life. Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge and insight. Wisdom is supreme. God's wisdom is intentional because it flows against the desires of a God separated heart. The wisdom of the day is wisdom without God; making decisions about life without god being part of the equation. The foundation of wisdom is recognition of dependence on God.
Thank God for His Word which not only gives us a glimpse of the past, but prepares us for what we should expect in our future. One of the things Christ cautioned the church about was the persecution of the church. In His own words, “ye shall be hated for my names’ sake”. So how can believers be effective and live abundantly in a world that does not welcome them or their God? How do we avoid discouragement or prevent becoming calloused over concerning the sharing of our faith? How do we operate in love and keep a smile when we are the objects of scorn and ridicule? Worst of all, what do we do when our worse critics are those we are trying to win?
The final assessment of Solomon's bitter perspective on life "under the sun," and how Christians must view it in light of Christ.
Solomon examines the value and limitations of wisdom from the perspective of one "under the sun."
Solomon struggles with the seeming injustice, unknowability, and changelessness of God's ways.
An introduction to Ecclesiastes, its "two voices," and the pointlessness of wealth, wisdom, and work when viewed "under the sun."
Today, we are going to look at parts of Genesis chapter 11 and 12. In these chapters we see two stories that are opposites, one of Babel and the other of Abraham. Yet it is these two competing stories that we see thread throughout the Bible and that we live in today.