Desire – Ecclesiastes 7. RBT Notes, 8th April

Rock climber at sunset background. Sport and active life


1.   Why does the Teacher extol the virtues of death and mourning in vv.1-4? Think about life’s injustices, the fact of suffering, and the resurrection of Jesus!

2.   How does wisdom shape what we do, and what can’t it do for us (vv.5-14)?

3.   Choose one verse to reflect on and pray into your life from this passage. Which one attitude or action will it change for you today?


A Prayer to Pray

God of heaven, You know how slow I am to learn! Forgive when I act as if this life is permanent, and when I’m surprised by sins and disasters. Please teach me that the greatest wisdom means investing in the life to come, and teach me to treasure Your Risen Son, and my Saviour, the Lord Jesus.


Lewis Allen

Pastor, Hope Church Huddersfield, Director of Gospel Yorkshire, husband, father of five, football follower and dreaming fly-fisherman, Daily Reading the Bible Together blogger.

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