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Summary: To show that GOD gives us wisdom, knowledge and joy in this world because of the LORD JESUS CHRIST that pleased Him, who dwells on our insides, and GOD gave the task for sinners to work and heap up wealth and riches to hand it all to us.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you still working on Sundays?

No. I'm receiving by grace

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD gives us wisdom, knowledge and joy in this world because of the LORD JESUS CHRIST that pleased Him, who dwells on our insides, and GOD gave the task for sinners to work and heap up wealth and riches to hand it all to us.

IV. TEXT:

Ecclesiastes 2:26 (Amplified Bible)

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I only please You and received wisdom, knowledge and joy from You and You commanded the sinner to work for my prosperity.

VI. TITLE:

Please GOD not men

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Name: means Koheleth in Hebrew Bible or rendered as Preacher

B. Author: uncertain, but the experiences cited here are related to King Solomon

C. Date written: probably around 935 B.C.

D. Purpose: To report author's finding for ultimate meaning in life.

E. Audience: young people

F. Main theme: Life without GOD leads to emptiness, futility, and lack of significant meaning

G. Key words: "vanity" and "under the sun"

H. Key verse: Ecclesiastes 12:13 (Amplified Bible)

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Ecclesiastes 2:26 (Amplified Bible)

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 (New King James Version)

For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.

A. GOD gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to the one who pleases GOD.

"For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy;"

This is the secret of gaining wisdom, knowledge and joy. Just please GOD and it's easy to please GOD. Just use faith when coming to Him and He is pleased.

HOW TO PLEASE GOD?

1. Come to GOD in faith

Hebrews 11:6 (Amplified Bible)

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

2. Live, conduct ourselves worthy of the LORD and bear fruit. - CHRISTian service


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