Although I understand how to get physical rest—by going to bed earlier, taking more time to relax, and slowing my pace—the concept of finding spiritual rest is difficult to wrap my head around.
Culture is the set of principles, values, behaviours, and beliefs characteristic of a particular group of people. We are all born and immersed in the culture of the world, which is opposite the culture of heaven.
Receiving Christ as your Saviour means you shift from the world’s culture to heaven’s culture. Your aim as a believer is now to learn as much about heaven’s culture as you can and, increasingly, live it out on earth.
There’s a saying, “No one likes change except a baby with a dirty diaper, and even then the baby will cry about it!” Embracing change involves three attitudes: acknowledgement, adjustment, and acceptance.
Let’s remember that God has set the authorities in place. Rebellion against earthly authorities amounts to rebellion against God, which is the most serious revolt of all.
Enjoying life is inseparably linked to the life and plan of our Creator.
In Ecclesiastes 10:12-20 Solomon goes further into detail, supplying additional information about the characteristics of a fool.
This section of Ecclesiastes, though direct and bold, is very much in tune with life today.
Solomon shares wise counsel about certain things being better than others.
It's lonely at the top. The dream of climbing the ladder to success is more often than not a distress-ridden nightmare.
In the final paragraph of Chapter 3, Solomon is alone with his thoughts. He admits his disillusionment and confusion.