A word in season – The Gospel of John and Ecclesiastes

HT: Jude Gibbs’ blog, Bereaved Parents, Cold Hard Facts

Ecclesiastes 7


2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

John 11

21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God,  God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.


24 thoughts on “A word in season – The Gospel of John and Ecclesiastes

  1. Good post Maria. Soloman recognized that contemplating the end of all men was a wise thing to do, and it should be done before one can truly rejoice. Without knowing the end, what Jesus did for us does not resonate. Men who ignore their sinful state and their end only become more entrenched in that state while rushing toward their end.

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  2. 😃😀😃😀Magnificent post Maria😀😃😀😃!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You know, coincidentally I’m in Ecclesiastes right now, and had read that segment you posted, and it’s so good ain’t it?
    And good mornin to you my friend. 😊

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