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Ecclesiastes 9 - NIV

13 I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me:

14 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it.

15 Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man.

16 So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.


The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded
than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner destroys much good.

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Davon Huss avatar
The Shunned Savior
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2014
Summary: Seedthoughts at: http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/war-of-the-world-brian-harvison-sermon-on-war-125195.asp; outline from: http://www.sermoncentral.com/pastors-preaching-articles/steve-murrell-seven-secret-and-deadly-pulpit-sins-1800.asp
Graeme Saunders avatar
The middle
Shared by: Graeme Saunders on Nov, 2013
Summary: what happen in the middle of the journey, the start is full excitement and the end is full of joy because you achieved the end. The middle is the hardest part of the journey, it is where the frustration happens and discouragement sets in.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,315
bala samson avatar
Words of the wise
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2013
Summary: Do we have time to pause and listen to words of the wise? No. No.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 659
Terry Blankenship avatar
Two Great Mysteries in Life
Shared by: Terry Blankenship on Mar, 2013
Summary: Life is full of uncertainties. Solomon questions the meaning of life: who am I? why am I here? and where am I going? 3 questions we all ask at some point in our seemingly meaningless life.
Series: Ecclesiastes
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,072
Donald McCulley avatar
Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2011
Summary: How to live 365 days a year.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 688
Thomas Swope avatar
Hey, Wise Guy!
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Apr, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 9 verses 1 through 18
Series: Ecclesiastes
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,015
Freddy Fritz avatar
Wisdom Superior to Folly
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Nov, 2010
Summary: In today's less, we are urged to use wisdom, especially in the political arena, to navigate our way through life.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,831
Pat Damiani avatar
The Power of One
Shared by: Pat Damiani on May, 2009
Summary: 17th in a series from Ecclesiastes. One person can make a difference - either positive or negative - depending on what they do with the wisdom of God.
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,792
Brian Harvison avatar
War of the World
Shared by: Brian Harvison on Aug, 2008
Summary: Even though it is more effective, wisdom is not always heard And wise people often go unheeded
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,660
Michael McCartney avatar
"Are you alive or dead?" Ecc. part 10
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jan, 2008
Summary: Solomon challenges us to examine whether we are alive in Christ or dead in our sin. He tells us to find God’s favor now because at the crossover it will be too late!
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
Views: 1,146
Terry Hagedorn avatar
The Poor Wise Man
Shared by: Terry Hagedorn on Dec, 2007
Summary: THe fourth WIse Man is the most important of all.
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,768
Robert Leroe avatar
An Uncertain Life
Shared by: Robert Leroe on May, 2006
Summary: The depressing, secular worldview: Life is tough, and then you die. But there’s a better way of life.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 2,091
Michael Hollinger avatar
And now for some real news
Shared by: Michael Hollinger on Nov, 2005
Summary: What is your legacy going to be?
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 903
Ed Vasicek avatar
Enthusiastic Living
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Dec, 2003
Summary: The difference between living and existing can often be traced to one’s philosophy of life. The God-given philosophy of life involves many aspects, but today I’d like to summarize part of that philosphy through three "Remember" statements.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 95 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 15,594
Gregory Baskin avatar
Wisdom vs Strength
Shared by: Gregory Baskin on Sep, 2001
Summary: Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength. Eccl 9:16a
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,693