A Thinker’s Questions

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Bulletin: September 16, 2018

NewsletterSeptember 2018

Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:1-111 Cor 1:18-30John 1:1-5, 9-14Psalm 19:1-4a; 7-9


Annabel Robinson

The Hebrew Bible was not put together with the same order of books as we are used to. From now until Advent we will be looking at the section that the Jews called the “Scrolls” (Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther).

We start with Ecclesiastes. It’s refrain is “Meaningless, meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” The sun rises and sets and goes round and round, we human beings are born and die and there is nothing new under the sun.

The writer, in Hebrew “Qohelet,” examines everything “under the sun,” and tries every imaginable experience. At the end of it he comes to the conclusion: “Respect and obey God! That is what life is all about.”

If we’re honest, many of us have felt that way. But is that a Christian view of life?

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