Monday, August 12, 2013

THE MEANING OF LIFE: PART 5 OF 12

                         A CHAPTER BY CHAPTER STUDY OF THE BOOK OF
                                       ECCLESIASTES......CHAPTER 5
                                       "Latitude with Your Attitude"
Too many people take liberty to the extreme, especially when it comes to correct thinking about God. We already know how corrupt Western societies and our celebrity culture treat the existence of the God of the Bible. We already know their propensity to blaspheme Him. We already know Jesus Christ is a swear word to them, and NOT the True Savior of the world. We already know all of that.

But why does the so-called "Bride of Christ" - the Church, have to join in with this? Why are there just as many divorces INSIDE the church, if not more - than the secular humanists outside of it? Why are so-called Christians shacking up, in violation of the laws of God about fornication, while lifting their hands in the air and acting like God just doesn't care....if they live like that? Why are others even disrespecting the Holy Spirit by using ungodly terms to describe the indwelling of the magnificent Spirit of God? Why are some Sunday morning services like some rock concert rather than the reverent worship, which God deserves? 


Don't give me that "this is the 21st Century" garbage and worship has to change with the times, therefore we must be creative to "keep the peeps" bla bla bla....Whether it is teaching heretical prosperity "name and claim" it "health and wealth" so-called "gospel" or mindless repetitive choruses designed to evoke emotion rather than sound Biblical doctrine - western Christianity has gone completely off the rails. We are taking too much latitude with our attitude towards God. In this chapter 5, God, through Solomon, teaches on this....read on and watch some or all of the teaching on it, on the Plumbline 5/12 part series on this profound book.

Ecclesiastes 5

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Your Attitude Toward God

[a]Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. [b]Do not be hasty [c]in word or [d]impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. For the dream comes through much [e]effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow! It isbetter that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Do not let your [f]speech cause [g]you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands? For in many dreams and in many words there is [h]emptiness. Rather,[i]fear God.
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the[j]sight; for one [k]official watches over another [l]official, and there are higher [m]officials over them. After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.

The Folly of Riches

10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is[n]vanity. 11 When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to [o]look on? 12 The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the [p]full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep....
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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