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Ecclesiastes 5 - NIV

8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.

9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields.


Whoever loves money never has enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
This too is meaningless.


As goods increase,
so do those who consume them.
And what benefit are they to the owners
except to feast their eyes on them?


The sleep of a laborer is sweet,
whether they eat little or much,
but as for the rich, their abundance
permits them no sleep.

13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun:

wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,

14 or wealth lost through some misfortune,
so that when they have children
there is nothing left for them to inherit.

15 Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
and as everyone comes, so they depart.
They take nothing from their toil
that they can carry in their hands.

16 This too is a grievous evil:

As everyone comes, so they depart,
and what do they gain,
since they toil for the wind?

17 All their days they eat in darkness,
with great frustration, affliction and anger.

18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.

19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.

20 They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

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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
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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
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
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
Richard Overman avatar
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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
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
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
Moises Riffo avatar
La Vida del Trabajador
Shared by: Moises Riffo on Jun, 2009
Summary: Dios nos invita a disfrutar del fruto de nuestro trabajo, siendo buenos mayordomos, gerenciando los recursos por él entrgado
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,223
Michael Luke avatar
Problems and More Problems
Shared by: Michael Luke on Jun, 2009
Summary: Dealing with perplexing problems
Series: Be Satisfied
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
Views: 1,148
Pat Damiani avatar
A Real Economic Stimulus Package
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Mar, 2009
Summary: 11th in a series from Ecclesiastes. Real contentment comes from enjoying what God has already given to us.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,487
Brian Matherlee avatar
Why Don't They Ever Say, "Hi, Dad"?
Shared by: Brian Matherlee on Jul, 2008
Summary: Father’s day message of 5 powerful "father" characteristics.
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,063
Michael McCartney avatar
"Stand in awe of God" Ecc pt6
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2007
Summary: The believer must come to church with a sense of awe for God and listen to what the Spirit is saying about broken vows and the misuse of money. If we fail to invite God into our lives then we will live a meaningless life and that life will be a life of mi
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
Views: 3,829
Jerry Shirley avatar
Take Advantage
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Aug, 2007
Summary: Can you believe it? God wants us to take advantage of Him and His Church! Usually when we think of ‘taking advantage’ it’s a bad thing, but not necessarily w/ the Lord. Link included to formatted text, audio & video, and PowerPoint Presentation.
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,939
Dan Neary avatar
Money,Money, Money
Shared by: Dan Neary on Jun, 2007
Summary: Sixth in a series of seven in Ecclesiastes, this sermon deals with money, wealth, and riches.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,166
Mark  Canfield avatar
Google: What are you searching for?
Shared by: Mark Canfield on Nov, 2006
Summary: Is there one site that has the answers to the most relevant questions we face everyday of our lives? During this 5 week series, join us as we search together for the solutions to life’s most basic questions.
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Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 586