• Humility of Understanding Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 11:5

    The only sure way to gain humility of understanding is to know the character of God. When we begin to grasp the immensity and incomprehensibility of the Lord, we begin to see our place in this world and we are forced to acknowledge our limitations, and acknowledging our limitations is part and parcel of true humility. If we want to cultivate the virtue of humility, we must know the character of God. View Resource

  • Joyful Living in Light of Death Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 11:8

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage, “Notwithstanding the long continuance of life, and the many comforts of it, yet we must remember the days of darkness, because those will certainly come, and they will come with much the less terror if we have thought of them before.” If we are unprepared to meet our Creator, death will be a terror for us. But if we think on our deaths, realize our sin, and turn to Christ, we will not be afraid. View Resource

  • Joy and Judgment Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 11:9–10

    The media often depicts Christians as joyless, judgmental individuals who avoid pleasure at all cost. We know that this is a gross caricature, especially in light of the Bible’s teaching that we are to rejoice in what God has given. Sadly, however, many Christians’ behavior has led to the impression that we are joyless people. Let us rejoice in what is good that unbelievers may have no legitimate cause for this caricature. View Resource

  • Remembering God While We Are Young Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 12:1–8

    Whether we are young or old, our lives on this side of the grave will not go on forever. A day is coming in which we will stand before our Creator, and He will reveal how we have remembered Him. If we have remembered His character and what He has done, repenting of our sin and trusting in Him alone, we will inherit eternal life. But if we die without having remembered the Lord, we will suffer the eternal pain and death of hell. View Resource

  • To Study or Not to Study Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 12:11–12

    Many people do not spend enough time studying the Word of God, but some “study” too much. That is, they continually ask questions for which they do not really want God’s answer. Our goal should not be to come to a conclusion after little study, but neither should it be our goal to entertain questions without truly looking for their answers. Scripture answers the questions God wants us to ask, so let us be diligent in our study of it. View Resource

  • One Certainty in an Uncertain World Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 12:13–14

    In fearing God and keeping His commandments, three things occur. First, our sin is restrained, for we seek to avoid the consequences of our actions. Second, we see that we cannot keep the commandments with the perfection required to be declared righteous before God, and so we trust in Christ alone so that we will be justified—counted righteous—in Him. Finally, having been justified, we reverently fear the Lord all the more, and He empowers us to obey Him by His Holy Spirit. View Resource

  • Ecclesiastes and Solomon’s Song Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 12:14

    Ultimately, all of the Wisdom Books make one point: that life without God is meaningless and that only He can understand the creation fully and finally. The only way for us to find true wisdom of eternal significance is to turn to Him and His Word. Otherwise, whatever meaning we find is fleeting, whatever joys we have will come to dissatisfy us, and every love we have will not meet the needs of our souls. View Resource