Ecclesiastes 6 – 7:1 – 29, Matthew 12:22 – 37
I Living under the sovereignty of God
Ecclesiastes 7:13 (NKJV)
13 Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked?
Ecclesiastes 6:10 (NKJV)
10 Whatever one is, he has been named already, For it is known that he is man; And he cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he.
II Living life backwards
Ecclesiastes 7:1–4 (NKJV)
1 A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one’s birth; 2 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 take it to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a sad 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.
III Living in a world of sins and schemes
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NKJV)
20 For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 (NKJV)
29 Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes.”