Allow me to draw three principles from these verses. The chief design of the book is to test things in order to prove how inadequate they are to satisfy the deepest and truest longings of the human heart. LEON HYATT Dr Hawker was the very least of commentators in the matter of criticism; he had no critical capacity, and no ability whatever as an interpreter of the letter; but he sees Jesus, and that is a sacred gift which is most precious whether the owner be a critic or not. It can't stand up unless it's spinning. It is clear, but not without its reliance on Redaktionsgeschichte and other higher critical theories. That New Testament chapter is the expression of what the Apostle's experience would be, any moment, apart from Christ. In twenty-two verses the word “time” is noted thirty-two (32) times. 1. properly, that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech (Ecclesiastes 10:12; Sir. Princeton, Ecclesiastes. Its problem is-- Can the world, apart from God, meet man's need? Leaders need wisdom that will beam them up! So while at one time we read of the hopelessness he sensed at other times we read of the hope he now knows he could have had. You may be “over the hill”, but that’s better than being “under the hill”. You can take it seriously, or you can take it over.” Bottom line: Life comes from outside this world! Introduction: CSI is a popular series currently airing weekly on our TV sets. And even some real knowledge of God can be obtained by all men through the study of natural phenomena (Psalms 19:1; Sirach 16:29-17:14; 42:15-43:33; The Wisdom of Solomon 13:2,9; compare Romans 1:20). The rites are approved (Proverbs 3:9; Sirach 35:4-8; 38:11; Sirach seems to have an especial interest in the priesthood, 7:29-33; 50:5-21), but the writers clearly have no theory of sacrifice that they can utilize for practical purposes. Does not our experience tell us so? she is a "hypostasis.". Grand Rapids: Wm. How about being a peacemaker in your church. (2) The factors that produced it were partly the same as those that produced scribism (see SCRIBES). The Old Testament Theologies, particularly those of Smend, edition 2 (1899), and Bertholet (1911). "Pardes" refers to (types of) approaches to biblical exegesis in rabbinic Judaism or to interpretation of text in Torah study.The term, sometimes also rendered PaRDeS, is an acronym formed from the initials of the following four approaches: . He can’t sleep. M. Love and Hate (Eccl 3:8) – Love what God loves (how about a cheerful giver) and hate what God hates (see Proverbs 6:17-19). And yet there is also a faith filled perspective that tells us that life is a gift of God and can be lived with Joy. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Life Under the Sun — The Conclusion of It All... Click here for links at bottom of this page for over 600 older sermons and illustrations arranged by chapter and verse, Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better), Ecclesiastes 1:2 The Vanity of the Creature, Ecclesiastes 1:14, 15 The Creature is Vanity and Vexation, Ecclesiastes 2:3 The Emptiness of Worldly Mirth, Ecclesiastes 2:13 The Excellency of Wisdom, Ecclesiastes 2:26 The Different Portions of the Righteous and Wicked, Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 Duty of Paying our Vows, Ecclesiastes 7:4 The House of Mourning to be Preferred, Ecclesiastes 7:10 Contentment Recommended, Ecclesiastes 7:12 The Excellency of Spiritual Wisdom, Ecclesiastes 7:16 Against An Over-Righteous Spirit, Ecclesiastes 7:29 Man's Original and Present State, Ecclesiastes 8:11 Man's Abuse of God's Patience, Ecclesiastes 8:12 The Blessedness of Fearing God, Ecclesiastes 9:3 The Wickedness, Madness and Misery of Unregenerate Men, Ecclesiastes 9:10 Earnestness in Religion Recommended, Ecclesiastes 9:14-16 Wisdom Notionally Approved, but Practically Disregarded, Ecclesiastes 9:18 The Destructive Influence of Sinners, Ecclesiastes 11:9 Youth Warned of the Future Judgment, Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remembering God in our Youth, Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14 The Sum of All True Religion, Ecclesiastes 1:1 Vanity, Vanity All is Vanity, Ecclesiastes 1:1 Frustration: Its Cause and Cure, Ecclesiastes 1:13-18, 2:1-17 Life Under the Sun, Ecclesiastes 2 Life Under the Sun is Life on the Human Plane, Ecclesiastes 3:15 God Requireth That Which is Past, Ecclesiastes 6:12 The Known and the Unknown, Ecclesiastes 7:1 The Believer's Death Day Better Than His Birthday, Ecclesiastes 7:2 The House of Mourning and the House of Feasting, Ecclesiastes 7:8 An Observation of the Preacher, Ecclesiastes 8:4 Sermon Notes - The Word of a King, Ecclesiastes 8:10 The Wicked Man's Life, Funeral, and Epitaph, Ecclesiastes 11:3 Black Clouds and Bright Bless, Ecclesiastes 11:4 Sowing in the Wind, Reaping under Clouds, Ecclesiastes 1:1-1:8 The Search for Meaning, Ecclesiastes 3 That Wonderful Plan for Your Life. See verse 16. What is the meaning of life? HAMILTON JAMES, D.D. Ecclesiastes 5:1, "Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong." 6), 'While the silver cord is not loosed, or the golden bowl broken, or the pitcher broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.' Here are Solomon’s common sense instructions (CSI). 1859.. Dr. Buchanan has endeavored in every instance to give the true meaning of the text. "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". The point here, also, is that I cannot change someone else’s spirit. C. Creation (Eccl 1:5-7): “Sun”. Ecclesiastes 7:9, "Anger rests in the bosom of fools." It describes our beliefs and organization. Thus he despaired (Ecclesiastes 2:17-23). Be wise. All of life is under divine appointment and timing. A practical study of Ecclesiastes. You begin to read too many of your own press reports. The repeated references to Gesenius would render the book tedious to the ordinary reader, but they make it all the more valuable to one who aspires to be a Hebraist. What does it mean that we have eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11)? Lost your spring and hop. And what is worse, new appetites are being created that leave them hungrier than before and under the illusion that they can be met if one could only remove all restraint. How do you reconcile sovereignty and free agency? Ecclesiastes 1:1 - the Preacher. Castellino well summarizes the message of Ecclesiastes: “Therefore: (a) set aside all anxious striving and labor (amal); (b) avoid all speculations on God’s ruling of the world and (c) be thankful to God for whatever satisfaction He gives you, valuing and measuring everything as a gift from Him and enjoying it, never forgetting that you shall have to render strict account to God Himself.”. This is no time for games! All point to Solomon, the son of David, as the author. Ecclesiastes 5:10-17 Working For The Wind, Ecclesiastes 6:1-8 The Difference God Makes, Ecclesiastes 7:9 Beware Of Jumping To Conclusions, Ecclesiastes 9:11 The Testimony Of A Tortoise, Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 It's Not Over Till It's Over, Ecclesiastes 9:16-10:10 Tiny Evils, Big Fall, Ecclesiastes 9:16-10:10 No One Remembered, Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 Land Of Eternal Spring. KEIL & DELITZSCH COMMENTARY JERMIN (MICHAEL, D.D.) “Act like you got some sense” when it comes to: A. Eccl 10:1 – Reputation - “Little things can have great consequences.” This verse has more to do than with just flies and fragrance. Note: A. It is to listen, take seriously and act on what God says. It’s the Hebrew word (Nephesh) than means soul. Ideal for adult discussion groups. Guess what? Well done and well annotated - About 60 pages of commentary notes. “Life seems strangely fixed between a battle-field and a first-aid station.” (Swindoll). Wealth: Don't be deceived when the wicked increase; wealth won't satisfy (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12). I want to show you give particular people and offer some practical pointers to each. As the transcendent God (“God is in heaven,” Eccl 5:2), He is the Creator (Eccl 12:1), “the Maker of all things” (Eccl 11:5). “A little bird told me!”, Conclusion: When it comes to lifestyle, leadership, labor and your lips “act like you got some sense.”. ''Cast thy seed-corn on the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.'' You Can Experience Labor without Reward (Eccl 6:7) – “Efforts” = labor. Some married people say “I’m just not happy in my marriage.” Quit looking for someone else to make you happy. B. There is a verse in Ecclesiastes which takes us into the very atmosphere of John's first Epistle. by J. M. Hanks. “Songs” = voice cracks when singing. 2. The wisdom psalms divide into these categories as well, 37, 49, and 73 representing higher wisdom, and 1, 112, 127, and 128 belonging to the practical category. Old Testament Library. “Folly” = lack of good sense or foresight; not looking at the consequences. When self is the center of our life, and everything is looked at from that standpoint, all is failure. Still, Jewish or Greek, the moral difficulty was the same. With the self-conscious, calculating product of the Wisdom method, however, He had no patience. His treatment highlights what he believes to be the books irony of contradictions, and this casts light on some of the enigmas of life. ), go see those guys. (Talk Thru the Bible). This is evident in the Lord's redemptive Acts of bringing Israel out of Egypt and giving them the land of Canaan. The disposition that characterizes the wise person is summed up in the phrase the "fear of the Lord." After his reflection he concluded in order to spare us some heart-ache, he gives us a reality check. Ecclesiastes 12:7, "The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails — given by one Shepherd." Ecclesiastes 10:1. Hard word doesn’t necessarily satisfy an empty life. on the Whole Bible. “If you want to manage conflict then master communication” (John Maxwell). This is especially represented by the Book of Proverbs, which gives instruction on personal behavior from the discipline of children ( 22:6 ) to the golden-rule treatment of one's neighbor ( 24:29 ). This book, given by divine inspiration, is a record of the bitter disappointment that awaits people whose faith soars no higher than the sun. Daily Devotions in Ecclesiastes for February -- Things That Don't Work Recommended, MOSES STUART Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment, to thoughtful men, to men who only want a start in a line of thought, and are then able to run alone. Lond., 1701. Whether it’s the bewildered philosopher, Bandy the rodeo clown (he makes everybody laugh, but keeps a pint hid out behind chute number one to drown his own sorrows), Hugh Hefner and his Playboy band or good time Charlie who’s got the blues; they’re all looking for satisfaction. The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart. (see Ex. Ultimately, the great truth of Ecclesiastes lies in the acknowledgment of God’s ever-present hand on our lives. ''Thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.'' Ecclesiastes 8:9, "There is a time when one man rules over another to his own hurt." God never intended for life to be lived out on an ad hoc basis, taking each opportunity as an isolated choice. The work is most important, but strikes us as lacking in liveliness of style. “Life is not always fair – get used to it.” Solomon turns back to his cynicism. God's message was obscured through an overvaluation of human attainments, and so Paul's use of such Old Testament passages as Isaiah 29:14; Job 5:13; Psalms 94:11 (in 1 Corinthians 1:19; 3:19,20) is entirely lust. Illustrate this with the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). More Topically Arranged, JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE Accept His will and be content. What has come to a man's brain when he prophecies that Antichrist will take away the daily sacrifice, that is, "forbid the eucharistic bread and wine," and then adds: "To this awful time there is probably a mystical reference in the words of our present book (XII. Time Life Present Confusion (Eccl 3:16-22). When you think about it, the church house he attended – he built! Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor. Why is it that the gangs, hoodlums and thugs run rampant while the godly are oppressed? God is the creator. Although wisdom is better, all still die (Ecclesiastes 2:12-16). It’s spitting into the wind. – All of us are aging (2 Cor 4:17). Ecclesiastes; or, The Preacher His explanations were composed for the pulpit and delivered there. Look at Solomon’s thoughts concerning: But what about the internal? Solomon’s conclusion to “fear God and keep His commandments” (12:13, 14) is more than the book’s summary; it is the only hope of the good life and the only reasonable response of faith and obedience to sovereign God. He’s searching for the real meaning of life. He then went to Harvard, Yale, Princeton – you know all those “poison” ivy-league schools. Solomon didn’t seem to make sense of it all. We’re either under authority or in a position of authority. Neither in criticism, nor in theology, is the author always sound, and his notes are a very ill-arranged mass of singular learning. It never satisfied him. At least six suggestions are given in the book. This subcategory is sometimes called lower or practical wisdom. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Bible Question: What is the meaning of water in John 4:14? Be a good steward. Salomon's Recantation and Repentance; or, the Book of Ecclesiastes briefly and fully explained. Ecclesiastes 12:6, "Then and the dust returns to the ground it came from; and the spirit returns to God who gave it." Solomon articulated his starting point early in the book: “Vanity of vanities! Anson F. Rainey, "A Study of Eccleisates," Concordia Theological Monthly 35 (1964) 148-57. – “Remember your Creator.” For “Creator” see Genesis 1:1; 1:26. 1. B. Eccl 10:2 – Inclination – “The start is in the heart.” Which way is your heart inclined (bent)? Ever noted all the leeches, parasites and blood-suckers of society who attach themselves to someone who has money? Leicester, 1781. So the ideal is a man who believes in God and who endeavors to live according to a prudence taught by observation of this world's laws, with due respect, however, to Israel's traditional observances. 6:10). It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Lot at what Solomon saw. An Analysis of Ecclesiastes: with reference to the Hebrew Grammar of Gesenius, and with Notes; to which is added the Book of Ecclesiastes, in Hebrew and English, in parallel columns. One often must work alone (Ecclesiastes 4:7–16), 4. The prophetic meaning of colors is extremely similar to the spiritual meaning of colors. Is it not clear, then, that we must have a philosophy of pleasure? 7 lessons approaching Ecclesiastes through Sermon on the Mount. C. Eccl 10:15, 18 – Be Hardy – Eccl 10:15 has to do with productivity and Eccl 10:18 to do with procrastination. “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”. His outline of the literature of the book is very complete. A. The issue here is making the pursuit of wealth your priority or primary purpose in life. WEISS (BENJAMIN). When anyone finds, as did Solomon, that most of what he has devoted his life to is mere vanity, it will surely produce "vexation of spirit.". Ecclesiastes 5:13, "This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes — so he departs; and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind?" The work of sowing the good seed of the Kingdom is always an act of faith. First published in the year 1768.-Reprinted, 1830. ''Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city.'' Since God has appointed the time of each person’s death (Eccl 3:2), man cannot influence when it will occur (Eccl 8:8) or even know when it will occur (Eccl 9:12). The author provides an extensive introduction to Ecclesiastes, explores the traditional background matters as authorship, language, genre, structure, literary style, and theology. Solomon was writing, probably in his latter years (no later than ca. But nobody remembered that poor man." More than a mental exercise, this means to acknowledge His authority and respond with loyalty (Eccl 12:1, 6) and obedience (Eccl 12:13, “keep His commandments”). The real thing you see is better than the dreams you hope for. The meaning of life is "freedom from suffering" through apatheia (Gr: απαθεια), that is, being objective and having "clear judgement", not indifference. There are two ways a person may take, and the choices one makes determine one's direction. Sermons on Ecclesiastes, NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! It is a reference to the trinity. See Westminster Assembly's Annotations (No. JASON S DEROUCHE - 22 page article in the Southern Baptist Theological Journal, RELEVANT BIBLE TEACHING - 35 pages, summarizes a few passages, SERMONS ON ECCLESIASTES - Faith Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, DAN T. LIOY - 95 page paper on Ecclesiastes 3, TOMMY NELSON Sermons on Ecclesiastes - these are of variable quality, Chasing the Wind - A Life of Futility - 178 page commentary - Recommended, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes (1908), An Exposition of the Book of Ecclesiastes 1860, The book of Ecclesiastes - its meaning and its lessons.-, "Everything is Vapor": Grasping for Meaning Under the Sun, Ecclesiastes - Blackwell Bible Commentary, Introduction And Prologue (Ecclesiastes 1:1-3), The Preacher's Search For Meaning - I (Ecclesiastes 1:4-18), The Preacher's Search For Meaning - II (Ecclesiastes 2:1-26), The Preacher's Observations - I (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4:16), The Preacher's Observations - II (Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12), Counsel For Better Living (Ecclesiastes 7:1-14), Counsel For Balanced Living (Ecclesiastes 7:15-29), Wisdom To Endure Life's Vanities - I (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:18), Wisdom To Endure Life's Vanities - II (Ecclesiastes 10:1-11:8), The Preacher's Advice To The Young (Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:7), Epilogue And Conclusion (Ecclesiastes 12:8-14), Alternative resource - Ecclesiastes Notes Chapter by Chapter, Ecclesiastes: Koheleth's Quest for Life's Meaning (232 page commentary -Submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements or the degree of Master of Theology in Grace Theological Seminary), Ecclesiastes notes - 65 pages generally verse by verse, Click to read the rest of this background on Solomon's reign to get a good context for understanding the Book of Ecclesiastes, Sherperding Wind and One Wise Shepherd: Grasping for Breath in Ecclesiastes, The Book of Ecclesiastes - Supplemental Notes (71 pages), Ecclesiastes or The Preacher, With Notes and Introduction (1851), Ecclesiastes and The Wisdom of Solomon (1902), Ecclesiastes or The Preacher, With Notes and Introduction (1881), Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 An Empy Life - The Emptiness of Significance, Ecclesiastes 1:1,12-15 Vanity Fair by Derek Thomas, Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 The Search for Satisfaction by David Strain, Ecclesiastes 1:2 God is Dead - Nihilism by J. Ligon Duncan, Ecclesiastes 1:12-18;2:12-17 An Empty Life - The Emptiness of Wisdom, Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 An Empty Life - The Emptiness of Hedonism, Ecclesiastes 3:11 - Eternity in the Heart: A Key to Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes 1:1-9 Staying Happy in a Hollow World, Ecclesiastes 1:2 The Sooner We Reach This Conclusion, Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 An Empty Life (1)- Is Work Enough, Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Excerpt from the book (pages 263-267), Ecclesiastes 1:2 To separate us from worldly things, Life and Death in Biblical Perspective- An Examination of Genesis 5, Ecclesiastes 1, and 1 Corinthians 15-50-58. Commentary on Ecclesiastes, Spurgeon: "Would it be possible to eulogize too much the incomparably sententious and suggestive folios of John Trapp? I really think the author of it (a Turkey merchant) understands both the difficult expressions and the connection of the whole, better than any other, either ancient or modern, writer whom I have seen." VI. Keep in mind this is a generalization. Ecclesiastes 7:8, "Patience is better than pride." Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 Life Question 4: Why Am I Here? The People's Bible The statement of the methods and ideals of the Wisdom school is also virtually a statement of our Lord's attitude toward it and an explanation of why much of His teaching took the form it did. CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigation. A New Translation, with Notes. Matthew 5:6 The 4th Beatitude 020. Don’t run from either. Note the words “beyond” and “far off.” It must be “above the sun” don’t you suppose? Samuel Cox, Note: If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! Adversity: Hard times are not bad; they shape us (Ecclesiastes 7:1-14). Ecclesiastes 9:4, "Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God now accepts your works." (Excerpt) The book of Ecclesiastes has been branded as a book of pessimism and denounced by the critics as unworthy of the Holy Spirit's authorship. Paul compares the wisdom (sophia [sofiva]) of men to a "wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began" ( 1 Cor 2:6-7 ). How do we know what He has said? The expression ''under the sun'' occurs no less than twenty-eight times, and nowhere else in the Bible. He seems to think that his point is proved, but it is the merest surmise possible. [LUTHER]. It is very symbolic in nature. It is not the kid of book man would write if he could or could write if he would. Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?" What does this have to do with this chapter? Accept the invitation. Ecclesiastes 2:15-16 Temporary Advantages, Ecclesiastes 2:20-23 God’s Cure for Anxious Care, Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 Learning to Enjoy Life, Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 Living in the Here and Now, Ecclesiastes 3:18-19 Thoughts from the Graveyard, Ecclesiastes 3:20-22 Unanswered Questions, Ecclesiastes 4:1-3 Broken Hearts on Every Corner, Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 The Rare Jewel of Contentment, Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 Things We Cannot Control, Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 Lost in the Bureaucracy, Ecclesiastes 5:12-14 Lifestyles of the Rich and Frustrated, Ecclesiastes 5:15-17 Death Not the Final Word, Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 The 21-Day Prayer Challenge, Ecclesiastes 6:7-8 A Warning to Workaholics, Ecclesiastes 6:9-10 Too Short to Box With God, Ecclesiastes 7:1-2 Lessons from the Funeral Home, Ecclesiastes 3:14 Things that are Forever, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Principle of Togetherness, Ecclesiastes 7:1-9 When Home Feels Like A Battleship, Ecclesiastes, Part 9 (Ecclesiastes 11,12), Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 Life Under the Sun — Life Under the Sun. Often that search takes us along winding, up-and-down paths filled with bursts of satisfaction that shine bright for a time but eventually fade. '', ''Only in the last two verses do we find the solution [Eccl 12:13,14]. Ecclesiastes 10:4, "Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them. Writing (Eccl 12:9-10) – Solomon “wrote” “right words” that were upright and true. Here Solomon gets above the sun, and things begin at once to disentangle and straighten. It is able and solid, and at the same time enlivened with originality of thought, vivacity of,expression, and practical pungency. STEVE KRELOFF - Mp3's only but high quality, JONATHAN MCLEOD - Sermon series - 15 messages, DONALD MCCULLEY - audios and summary outline of the audio. [cp. Do we ever stop to think that what we are or are not doing could be rubbing off on someone else? Introduction: A steward is someone who manages what belongs to someone else. Longman, Tremper, III. Seeks to show the relevancy of these books to believers today. Live under the sun, rise no higher, and doubt and unbelief will ensue. He does according to his own will. A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Ecclesiastes and the Way of the World. Resources that Reference Ecclesiastes, Hint: Do a "control + find" when you open a "hit" and search Ecc as well as the full name. This "Recantation" is a minor production. The conclusion a man like that reaches is stated in this key text: ''...all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun'' (Ecc 2:11). Ecclesiastes 9:8, "Live joyfully with your wife, whom you love, all the days of your vanity — for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun." Ecclesiastes 5:8-16 Stockpiling Or Storing? So the Wisdom method is foreign to him and the absence of Nature illustrations from his pages is notorious (even Romans 11:17 is an artificially constructed figure). What deep struggles must engulf them as they are fed a steady diet of all that appeals to the eye and the imagination, with so little to nurture the conscience. There is no discharge in that war!" Time Life Presents Certainty (Eccl 3:9-15). Because of this second idea (as follows). Sometimes, as in DeFug. Recommended Resource. He’s now reasoning from God’s perspective. ''Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.'' The man is always self-conscious and self-centered. This was the true Wisdom, fully justified of her children (Luke 7:35; compare Matthew 11:19), while, as touching the other "Wisdom," Christ could give thanks that God had seen fit to hide His mysteries from the wise and prudent and reveal them unto "babes" (Luke 10:21 parallel Matthew 11:25). Sermon Notes on Ecclesiastes Spurgeon: Full and minute, with most instructive introductions. 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