Sunday, September 27, 2020
Ecclesiastes 7: 1-13
Our passage (7:1-13) seeks to answer the question left us at the end of chapter 6: 'For who knows what is good for a man in life during the few days he passes through like a shadow?'. Qohelet answers it in 7:4 'The one whose heart is in the house of mourning' is wise and will know what is good for a person in life. Often seen as the last taboo, uncomfortable or morbid, Eccl reminds us that death can teach us things no one else can. And as we consider our own limitations we're drawn to the death of Christ. Death humbles us and drives us to God who through Jesus Christ's death on the cross offers us the gift of true life. Blessed are those who mourn and take to heart the destiny of all men.