Accept One Another

David Ferguson wrote in his book Never Alone Church, “We all have a deep relational need for others to accept who we are.” Each of us is longing for acceptance, and not acceptance just for the “normal” person we try to act like we are, but we truly want to be accepted for the kind…

Encourage One Another

Truett Cathy (founder of Chic-fil-A) once said, “How do you identify someone who needs encouragement? Answer: That person is breathing.” One of the most powerful aspects of one another living is the context it provides for giving and receiving encouragement. We live in a world that is increasingly fragmented, isolated and frankly, discouraging. The writer…

Enough

The Teacher gives us a wrap-up and conclusion with ridiculous clarity to this whole Ecclesiastes argument. Whether applied to a single person, a family, a small community or as a church, Ecclesiastes speaks loud and clear in its final wrap-up. Take it or leave it, but after all has been said: fear God, keep his…

Words of Folly

In this chapter the writer of Ecclesiastes spells out the dangers of folly in regard to leaders, workers, officials, and the folly of our own words. The recklessness of words can destroy us as a horde of beetles can take down a giant tree. So let’s rally around today’s wisdom and be set free to…

How Is Your Cord Coming Along

The “preacher” in Ecclesiastes looks up to include God and bring hope seven times in this book (2:24-26; 3:12-13, 22; 5:18-20; 8:15; 9:7; 11:7-10; 12:13). He also on occasion shares some pretty incredible wisdom, like today. For the one who is feeling a little lonely, for the one who is finding oneself isolated, the preacher…