Ecclesiastes 6 Perspective is (Almost) Everything - Steve Keil - Elder

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Ecclesiastes 6 Perspective is (Almost) EverythingBible

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Steve Keil - Elder

Date Taught: January 23, 2020

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Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
Ecclesiastes 6:1-2
Ecclesiastes 6:1-2 equates NOT enjoying riches, wealth and honor to disease
Ecclesiastes 6:3-6
Ecclesiastes 6:3-6 — a stillborn baby is better than a man not satisfied with goodness in life
‘Under the sun’
Occurs 29 times in Ecclesiastes
Not elsewhere in the OT
Uses 17 and 18 are in chapter 6
 
Was there a resurrection which Old Testament believers anticipated?
Matthew 22:29-32 NKJV
29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
Job 19:25-26
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God.
Psalm 16:9-10 NKJV
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
Psalm 17:15 NKJV
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.
Psalm 49:15 NKJV
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave,
For He shall receive me. Selah
2 Chronicles 5:5 NKJV
Then they brought up the ark, the tabernacle of meeting, and all the holy furnishings that were in the tabernacle. The priests and the Levites brought them up.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 NKJV
13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:
For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,”
that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
2 Chron 6:13-14 NKJV
13 (for Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, knelt down on his knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven); 14 and he said: “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall [a]direct your paths
How tunnel vision affects our Christian lives
  • Appetites
  • Attitudes
  • Acquisitions
Appetites
In the presence of an awareness we will see Jesus Christ face-to-face, appetites develop for things above, not for things on the earth.
Colossians 3:1-2 NKJV
1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:3-4 NKJV
3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Acquisitions
In the presence of an awareness we will see Jesus Christ face-to-face we are stewards of what we have, not owners.
Psalm 39:4-6 NKJV
4 “Lord, make me to know my end,
And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.
5 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my age is as nothing before You;
Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah
6 Surely every man walks about like a shadow;
Surely they [a]busy themselves in vain;
He heaps up riches,
And does not know who will gather them.
Attitudes
In the presence of an awareness we will see Jesus Christ face-to-face work is not a chore, it’s a mission.
Colossians 3:22-24 NKJV
22 Bondservants obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
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