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Ecclesiastes 8 - AMP

2 I counsel you to keep the king's command, and that in regard to the oath of God . 3 Be not panic-stricken and hasty to get out of his presence. Persist not in an evil thing, for he does whatever he pleases. 4 For the word of a king is authority and power, and who can say to him, What are you doing? 5 Whoever observes the command will experience no harm, and a wise man's mind will know both when and what to do. 6 For every purpose and matter has its time and judgment, although the misery and wickedness of man lies heavily upon him . 7 For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how and when it will be? 8 There is no man who has power over the spirit to retain the breath of life, neither has he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in battle , neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it. 9 All this have I seen while applying my mind to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has power over another to his own hurt or to the other man's. 10 And so I saw the wicked buried--those who had come and gone out of the holy place , and they are forgotten in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility)! 11 Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. 12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his days are prolonged , yet surely I know that it will be well with those who fear God, who revere and worship Him, realizing His continual presence. 13 But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear and worship God. 14 Here also is a futility that goes on upon the earth: there are righteous men who fare as though they were wicked, and wicked men who fare as though they were righteous. I say that this also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)! 15 Then I commended enjoyment, because a man has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be joyful, for that will remain with him in his toil through the days of his life which God gives him under the sun. 16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the business activity and the painful effort that take place upon the earth--how neither day nor night some men's eyes sleep-- 17 Then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun--because however much a man may toil in seeking, yet he will not find it out; yes, more than that, though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, yet will he not be able to find it out.

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Victor Yap avatar
Wisdom Over Wickedness
Shared by: Victor Yap on Feb, 2017
Summary: Ecclesiastes 8
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 17
Robert Walderman avatar
"Eat, drink and be merry!"
Shared by: Robert Walderman on Jan, 2015
Summary: God wants us to enjoy life, both everlasting life and life now.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,099
Davon Huss avatar
The Season of Loss
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jan, 2014
Summary: A sermon on the season of loss beginning with Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 (Title, outline and material adapted from Rick Warren at: http://pastors.com/resources-tragedy/)
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Nov, 2013
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 445
Jimmy Haile avatar
It Just Don’t Make Sense!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Jun, 2013
Summary: Trying to understand the things that happen in this world
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:9-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 862
Terry Blankenship avatar
Four Traits of a Growing Believer
Shared by: Terry Blankenship on Feb, 2013
Summary: Solomon pursued the meaning and purpose of life. He asks relevant questions regarding our existence today.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 692
Donald McCulley avatar
Leaders, Losers and Learners
Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2011
Summary: Allow me to shed some light on three arenas; authority, agony and academics.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,524
Thomas Swope avatar
Who's In Charge Here?
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Apr, 2011
Summary: A review of Chapter 8 verse one through seventeen
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,169
Freddy Fritz avatar
Use Wisdom but Know Its Limitations
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2010
Summary: In today's lesson we are encouraged to use wisdom but know its limitations--particularly with respect to civil authorities.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,424
Jonathan McLeod avatar
All's Well That Ends Well
Shared by: Jonathan McLeod on Oct, 2010
Summary: Christians can endure the injustices of life because we know the end of the story—in the end there will be justice.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,498
Michael Luke avatar
Think About It
Shared by: Michael Luke on Jun, 2009
Summary: Solomon gives us some important things to consider
Series: Be Satisfied
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Views: 3,481
Pat Damiani avatar
A Bilbical Response to Authority
Shared by: Pat Damiani on May, 2009
Summary: 15th in a series from Ecclesiastes. How Christ followers respond to earthly authority reveals what they really believe about God’s sovereignty.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,600
Michael McCartney avatar
"A Wise Heart" Ecc. Pt. 9
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Dec, 2007
Summary: Solomon continues his explanation of the value of wisdom and he tells us: that a wise heart knows how to submit to authority, it knows that wickedness holds a death grip on people, and it accepts the fact that it does not have all the answers to life only
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Views: 1,910
Chadrick  Forrester avatar
The Mystery of the Paradoxes of Life
Shared by: Chadrick Forrester on Mar, 2007
Summary: This sermon points people to Jesus in spite of life’s mysteries.
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,648
Robert Leroe avatar
Lies We Live By
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Apr, 2006
Summary: People admit they live restless lives, yet they don’t know why. No one can discover meaning in life...if God’s wisdom is rejected. If truth is unattainable under the sun, our only hope must be above it.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 1,912
D. Greg Ebie avatar
What on Earth Am I Here For?
Shared by: D. Greg Ebie on Apr, 2005
Summary: 40 Days of Purpose (Rick Warren) The question “What on earth am I here for” can be broken down into three questions. These are some of the ultimate questions people ask: [1] The question of existence: why am I alive? [2] The question of signi
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:1-15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 11,160
Bo Dunford avatar
Everything's Gonna Be All Right
Shared by: Bo Dunford on Apr, 2005
Summary: God has promised us that everything’s gonna be all right in His time.
based on 46 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,110
Ira  Sandefer avatar
Sowing and Reaping
Shared by: Ira Sandefer on Jul, 2004
Summary: God will bring us a harvest, if we will be full of faith and faithfulness in our sowing for His harvest.
based on 74 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 30,243
Ed Vasicek avatar
Wisdom and Reality
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Dec, 2003
Summary: A wise man takes life in stride because he has a realistic perspective about people, society, and himself.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 33 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,436
Ron Wofford avatar
Bound to a Dead Man
Shared by: Ron Wofford on Feb, 2003
Summary: Until we put off the man that is dead to sin we will not grow in the ways of God. If we stay bound to the dead man, he will infect us and ultimately destroy us.
based on 55 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,154
Joseph Wallis avatar
Message of God For The Unsaved Church Goer
Shared by: Joseph Wallis on Jan, 2002
Summary: Sermon from Ecc. chapter 8 on a unsaved man who went to church then died suddenly.
based on 106 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,410
Andrew Chan avatar
Living Wisely as Canadian Christians
Shared by: Andrew Chan on Jul, 2001
Summary: Some thoughts on what it means to "obey the king" in today’s "pagan" society and government.
based on 36 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 688
Tim Gibson avatar
Discerning The Times
Shared by: Tim Gibson on Apr, 2001
Summary: What time is it in a spiritual sense ? This sermon looks at what year, month,dat and hour it is.
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,635
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb, 2001
Summary: If life is uncertain, & we can’t really know what will happen to us here, how DO we face the future? What should we do? Well, God has some answers to that question. (Powerpoints available - #127)
based on 217 ratings
Views: 37,009
Dr. Craig  Nelson avatar
The Science of Biblical Interpretation
Shared by: Dr. Craig Nelson on Jan, 2001
Summary: The Eight Fundamental Rules of Biblical Interpretation
based on 129 ratings
Views: 1,852