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Ecclesiastes 6 - AMP

2 A man to whom God has given riches, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he might desire, yet God does not give him the power or capacity to enjoy them , but a stranger consumes and enjoys them. This is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); it is a sore affliction! 3 If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years so that the days of his years are many, but his life is not filled with good, and also he is given no burial , I say that an untimely birth is better off than he, 4 For comes in futility and goes into darkness, and in darkness his name is covered. 5 Moreover, he has not seen the sun nor had any knowledge, yet he has rest rather than he . 6 Even though he lives a thousand years twice over and yet has seen no good and experienced no enjoyment--do not all go to one place ? 7 All the labor of man is for his mouth , and yet his desire is not satisfied. 8 For what advantage has the wise man over the fool ? What advantage has the poor man who has learned how to walk before the living ? 9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the cravings of wandering desire. This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it! 10 Whatever is, he has been named that long ago, and it is known that it is man The Hebrew ``Adam" means man, of the ground. The very name witnesses to his frailty.; nor can he contend with Him who is mightier than he . 11 Seeing that there are many other things and words that increase the emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility , what profit and what outcome is there for man? 12 For who knows what is good for man in his life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow ? For who can tell a man what will happen under the sun after he is gone?



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Tom Shepard avatar
Ecclesiastes Chapter Six
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at the sixth chapter of Ecclesiastes.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 57
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Gift of Enjoying Life
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2014
Summary: The ability to enjoy life’s blessings with intensity is a gift from God, yet, like eternal life, many will not receive that gift.
Series: Thanksgiving
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD gives, His children enjoys
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2014
Summary: To show that CHRIST is both our Provider, Blessor and blessing of the LORD that made us rich.
Terry Blankenship avatar
What Really Makes You Happy?
Shared by: Terry Blankenship on Feb, 2013
Summary: What drives us in life? Solomon ponders the source of our pleasure.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 834
Donald McCulley avatar
The Mick Jagger Syndrome
Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2011
Summary: Life "under the sun" has no satisfaction!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,153
Freddy Fritz avatar
How to Handle Adversity
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2010
Summary: We are encouraged to trust in our sovereign God by looking for what is relatively good in times of adversity.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,340
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
Noal  Atkinson avatar
Identifying your spiritual gift
Shared by: Noal Atkinson on Jan, 2010
Summary: This sermon looks at identifying your spritual gift by using the whole book of ephesians. It reminds us the Holy Spirit starts the work, we need to trust in Jesus Christ and rest in the presence of the father, so that we can stand against evil and use our
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,151
Albert Corey avatar
ABUNDANT LIVING
Shared by: Albert Corey on Jul, 2009
Summary: . As Christians, who have been born again by God’s Spirit, it is foolish to trust in the empty things of this life. In order to be truly satisfied in this life we must invest our lives in those things that have eternal value rather than those things tha
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:3-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,189
Pat Damiani avatar
How to Satisfy Our Souls
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Apr, 2009
Summary: 12th in a series from Ecclesiastes. Our souls can only be satisfied when we live life in community with God and others.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,769
Chip Monck avatar
Will Anyone Even Remember Me?
Shared by: Chip Monck on Jan, 2008
Summary: This message explores the God given desire to have a deep and lasting impact. Inspired by "The Seven Longings of the Human Heart" by Mike Bickle.
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 942
Michael McCartney avatar
"Does God want us miserable?" Ecc pt 7
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2007
Summary: Does God make us miserable so that we cannot enjoy life’s pleasures. Solomon contemplates this question as he looks at his own life. The question could be phrased this way too, “Is there no such thing as happy ever after without God?” Many say that happil
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Views: 2,321
Chadrick  Forrester avatar
The Mystery of Contentment in Life
Shared by: Chadrick Forrester on Mar, 2007
Summary: This sermon explores the research of Solomon on the secret to contentment in life.
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,729
Robert Leroe avatar
Boxing With God
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Mar, 2006
Summary: Solomon confronts the popular view of prosperity in chapter 6. People equate wealth with happiness. Solomon warns that people who live apart from God are “never satisfied”.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 2,475
Toby Powers avatar
It Is Good For You
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
Summary: It seems that everybody today is an expert on what is good for you, but there are some things that God’s Word teaches are truly good for all of us.
based on 33 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,266
Daniel Olukoya avatar
The Biblical principle of long life
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Mar, 2004
Summary: God wants His children to have longevity of life that is why he makes provision in the bible for our bodies to be spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally balanced.
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 8,321
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Gift of Enjoyment
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2003
Summary: The gift of enjoyment is a gift that comes from our happy God; without it, life will not satisfy; with it, we can find enjoyment in the simplest of pleasures.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 50 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,343
Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks avatar
WHAT GOD HAS PREDESTINED FOR YOUR LIFE IN 2003-SHALL BE!
Shared by: Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks on Oct, 2002
Summary: The last two years have brought a lot of pain and devastation to the lives of many Christians and non-believers. Many ask the question, "Why Me?" This sermon is designed to answer those hard questions and yet offer hope for tomorrow!
based on 22 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,354
John Knight avatar
Stewardship of Treasure
Shared by: John Knight on May, 2002
Summary: Being wise with our money and resources.
Series: Stewardship
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:7
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 2,268