While both the good and the bad suffer the same fate under the sun, God knows the end from the beginning and will set all things right. In part 9 of Ecclesiastes: Two Ways of Living, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Ecclesiastes Chs. 8 and 9.
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Evil under the Sun
- People have power to hurt one another (Ecclesiastes 8:9)
- Wicked people are sometimes honored (Ecclesiastes 8:10)
- Good people are sometimes treated as wicked and the wicked as good (Ecclesiastes 8:14)
- Even good people don’t know what will happen to them (Ecclesiastes 9:1-2)
- Good and wicked alike suffer the same fate: death (Ecclesiastes 9:3-6)
- Life isn’t always fair ( Ecclesiastes 9:11)
- We cannot know when hard times and tragedy might strike (Ecclesiastes 9:12)
Evil in Fear of the Lord
- Those who fear God will be better off than the wicked (Ecclesiastes 8:11-13)
- We must accept that it is impossible to understand all God is doing (Ecclesiastes 8:16-17)
- Enjoy God’s good gifts and do your work well (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)
Applying the Text
- Have you accepted your finite limitations?
- Are you enjoying God’s good gifts now?
- Are you living in fear of the Lord, trusting Him to set all things right?