Ecclesiastes Chapter 9
1 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.
3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
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Jacqueline's Ecclesiastes Chapter 9 comment on 3/15/2018, 9:56am...
Eccl. 9 instructs me how to go about running and completing the race I've been assigned to by Almighty God. From the beginning of time he has equipped me with "the measure of faith" in which to be victorious. Each race is different for each of us. Know, we are equipped by his power and might and to lean/depend not to our own understanding, but to look to him, the author/finisher of our faith
BSP's Ecclesiastes Chapter 9 comment on 10/25/2017, 11:54am...
Verse 11 shows the harsh reality that sometimes one is just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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