Whether you regard yourself as low or rich in this world's goods, the Spirit calls you to boast in better things. Namely, in the grace that humbled you to seek salvation in Christ and the hope of an unfading and glorious inheritance to come.
We conclude our study of Ecclesiastes with why God gives biblical books of wisdom. As our Shepherd, he imparts the "words of the wise" to guide and goad his sheep on secure paths. Tonight, the Spirit beckons you to beware worldly philosophy. Instead, he urges you to learn the art of living at Christ’s faithful feet.
Text: Eccl 7:10-14
This unique segment contains an elegy of unsurpassed art. In it, Ecclesiastes uses sublime poetry to express the brevity of life while also extolling you to make the most of your few years.