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Ecclesiastes 5 - AMP

2 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few. 3 For a dream comes with much business and painful effort, and a fool's voice with many words. 4 When you vow a vow or make a pledge to God, do not put off paying it; for God has no pleasure in fools (those who witlessly mock Him). Pay what you vow. 5 It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. 6 Do not allow your mouth to cause your body to sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was an error or mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in a multitude of dreams there is futility and worthlessness, and ruin in a flood of words. But fear God . 8 If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. for a higher than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them. 9 Moreover, the profit of the earth is for all; the king himself is served by the field and in all, a king is an advantage to a land with cultivated fields. 10 He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance with gain. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)! 11 When goods increase, they who eat them increase also. And what gain is there to their owner except to see them with his eyes? 12 The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the fullness of the rich will not let him sleep. 13 There is a serious and severe evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt. 14 But those riches are lost in a bad venture; and he becomes the father of a son, and there is nothing in his hand . 15 As came forth from his mother's womb, so he will go again, naked as he came; and he will take away nothing for all his labor which he can carry in his hand. 16 And this also is a serious and severe evil--that in all points as he came, so shall he go; and what gain has he who labors for the wind? 17 All his days also he eats in darkness , and much sorrow and sickness and wrath are his. 18 Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is for one to eat and drink, and to find enjoyment in all the labor in which he labors under the sun all the days which God gives him--for this is his part. 19 Also, every man to whom God has given riches and possessions, and the power to enjoy them and to accept his appointed lot and to rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God . 20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life, because God answers and corresponds to the joy of his heart .

Sermons on Ecclesiastes 5 More sermons: Ecclesiastes 5

Michael Stark avatar
The Gift of God
Shared by: Michael Stark on Oct, 2016
Summary: Enjoyment of what we hold is the gift of God.
Series: Stewardship
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 152
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
An Age of Nonsense: "Success Is In the Eye of the Beholder" [Part Two]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: Establishing priorities. Finding a balance between a strong work ethic and accumulating wealth
Terry Laughlin avatar
Short, Sweet and Ignorant
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Aug, 2016
Summary: There is common phrase that is often heard from people who have attended weddings, baby dedications and other religious ceremonies, "That was short and sweet, just like I like it."
Michael Stark avatar
As We Come, So We Leave
Shared by: Michael Stark on Jul, 2016
Summary: Exploring the purpose of wealth through reviewing Solomon's dark book.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 149
Michael Stark avatar
The Futility of Wealth
Shared by: Michael Stark on Jun, 2016
Summary: Materialism ensures that we can never fully enjoy the blessings of God
Series: Stewardship
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 309
John Hamby avatar
How To Worship!
Shared by: John Hamby on Apr, 2016
Summary: Answers the question, "Does God care how we worship?
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,159
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
A New You-What Debts Do I Have
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov, 2015
Summary: When God gives us new life, we often resist allowing God to change our attitudes towards our possessions.
Tom Shepard avatar
Ecclesiastes Chapter Five
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Nov, 2015
Summary: This is a verse by verse study into Ecclesiastes chapter five.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 1,314
Michael Deutsch avatar
Money! Money! Money!
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Aug, 2015
Summary: Continuing our look at Ecclesiastes as we learn life lessons in Chapter 5.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 629
Jeff Strite avatar
Avoiding The Worship Of Fools
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jul, 2015
Summary: Solomon warns us not to "offer the sacrifice of fools who do not know they do wrong? How and why would fools worship wrong to begin with? And how do I avoid that trap in my own life?
Chris Beam avatar
Riches & Wealth
Shared by: Chris Beam on Apr, 2015
Summary: In chapter 5, Solomon deals with the vanity of RICHES AND WEALTH.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 417
Rick Stacy avatar
Shared by: Rick Stacy on Dec, 2014
Summary: At the end of the day we want to be satisfied and most of have been convinced that somehow money is the answer. Today I will expose three lies that sound true and three truths that sound false.
Series: Satisfied
Views: 691
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: i GIVE A LESSON AND A FORM TO EVALUTE OF WHERE YOU REALLY ARE? Do my words and actions align with each other? Judge yourself.
Davon Huss avatar
Stand in Awe
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2014
Summary: A sermon on Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 focused on worship (Outline and material adapted from Sidney Greidanus in his book, Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes, chapter 7 Worshiping in God's House, pg. 122- 136)
Richard Overman avatar
Where In lies the Value of a New Year?
Shared by: Richard Overman on Jan, 2014
Summary: 2014 This morning as we examine the Word of God I hope to share with you that, it is not what man produces for himself but rather what God gives that will determine the value of this year 2014.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:9-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 592
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Nov, 2013
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 479
William R. Nabaza avatar
Money lovers
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you GOD lover or money lover? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that our love for GOD should be more than anything or anyone in this world IV. TEXT: Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 (Amplified Bible) He
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 630
Jeff van Wyk avatar
Anointed to Speak
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Nov, 2012
Summary: Words are vehicles which can bring life, but they can also do a lot of harm. That is why our words must be in line with God’s Word. What we say can affect the eternal destiny of others. We are anointed to speak life and that places a responsibility on us
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:2
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 2,333
Jimmy Haile avatar
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Jun, 2012
Summary: Man, that’s unfair! So many times that is what we say! The truth is many things in this life is unfair, we look around and we see injustices all around us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:8-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,574
Terry Blankenship avatar
The Attitude of Worship
Shared by: Terry Blankenship on May, 2012
Summary: Why am I here? Where am I going? What is my purpose? We focus on verses 1-7 as we consider our attitude in worshiping our Savior.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,668
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
Because We Love And We Care
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan, 2012
Summary: This is a message I preached when our church was facing a large deficit ending the year and we were going to have to let go of some staff. We had spent time in prayer the week before. We ended with our largest giving month in our history and wiped out ou
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-16
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,269
Bruce Rzengota avatar
Money Matters Simplified
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Dec, 2011
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:19
Views: 636
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
Being In Awe Of God
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Dec, 2011
Summary: How to not live in fear, worry and doubt being in awe of God.
Series: Part I
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 462
Donald McCulley avatar
Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2011
Summary: If we ever hope to discover the true meaning of life, then we must address these three "W".
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 808
Mike Fogerson avatar
Shove that Job - I'll take it
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2011
Summary: You cannot watch a news program without hearing about record unemployment and job plans. Johnny Paycheck, “Take this job and shove it” is now “Shov that job - I’ll take it.” Your job is a big deal to God!
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,236
Anthony Zibolski avatar
A life of contentment
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jul, 2011
Summary: A man without God is a person who's life is going to be meaningless. God has a plan for your life and until you live it you will not be content.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,054
Ulysses Mckneely  avatar
Wisdom in Worship
Shared by: Ulysses Mckneely on May, 2011
Summary: God centered worship is all God will accept.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,384
Jose R. Hernandez avatar
The sacrifice of fools
Shared by: Jose R. Hernandez on Apr, 2011
Summary: What is the sacrifice of fools?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 4,370
Thomas Swope avatar
Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Feb, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 5 verses 1 through 20
Series: Ecclesiastes
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 854
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Vanity of Wealth
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2010
Summary: In today’s lesson we are warned against a greedy pursuit of wealth and encouraged instead to enjoy God’s daily gifts.
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,214