“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

29/09/2019 – Evening Service: Wisdom for daily living

Bible Readings:

James 3:1 – 18

Ecclesiastes 10:1 – 20

Sermon Outline:

I  Little sins

Ecclesiastes 10:1 (NKJV)

1 Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor.

II  Skillful heart

Ecclesiastes 10:2–3 (NKJV)

2 A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, But a fool’s heart at his left. 3 Even when a fool walks along the way, He lacks wisdom, And he shows everyone that he is a fool.

III  Occupational hazards

Ecclesiastes 10:8–9 (NKJV)

8 He who digs a pit will fall into it, And whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent. 9 He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, And he who splits wood may be endangered by it.

IV  Make conscience of every word we speak

Ecclesiastes 10:11–14 (NKJV)

11 A serpent may bite when it is not charmed; The babbler is no different. 12 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up; 13 The words of his mouth begin with foolishness, And the end of his talk is raving madness. 14 A fool also multiplies words. No man knows what is to be; Who can tell him what will be after him?

V  Laziness and foolishness

Ecclesiastes 10:20 (NKJV)

20 Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air may carry your voice, And a bird in flight may tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:18 (NKJV)

18 Because of laziness the building decays, And through idleness of hands the house leaks.

VI  Manage your money wisely

Ecclesiastes 10:19 (NKJV)

19 A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes merry; But money answers everything.

The Emotional Life of our Lord by B.B. Warfield