At the beginning of the Book of Revelation, it’s revealed that Jesus himself has instructed John the apostle to not only write down what he’s seen but also to send accounts of his vision along with specific missives to the “seven churches in Asia.”
I tend to get apprehensive whenever a speaker stands and tells me they’re going to unravel the mystery of the Book of Revelation. I shift in my seat and start to feel uneasy as they delve into the signification and symbolism of all the illustrative passages of the Bible’s most perplexing book.
The world “East of Eden” preaches a multitude of messages, each of which try to sway the soul of man into being governed by notions that are directly opposed to the truths of Scripture. “Once-Eden’s” sermons are always selling us something.
The Teacher’s observations regarding life “East of Eden” might lead some to believe that there’s nothing worth living for. Might as well face the music and end your life now before your eyes ingest more carnage and corruption.
I like to refer to Ecclesiastes as the Scripture’s “earthy sermon,” both because its message is matter-of-fact and down-to-earth, and because its deliverer is unassuming and unorthodox. There’s no spiritual parlance wasted in this text.
I have terrible night vision. Well, to be honest, I have awful vision in general. If you were to look through my eyes and see what I see — without the aid of prescription lenses — you’d shudder at the blurriness of the world around you.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I used the word “meekness” in a sentence. Regardless if it’s written or in conversation, it’s not a word that frequents my vocabulary. I’m betting you can’t remember when you used it last either.
The lessons drawn from Ecclesiastes are some of the most pivotal in the entire Bible. I say that because it’s a book that speaks to us where we are: in the rubble of “once-Eden.” The Teacher doesn’t make excuses for the life we live “under the sun.”
It is indisputable that Ecclesiastes is one of the most bizarre books in the canon of Scripture. This extended journal entry, of sorts, opens to us the mind of one of the greatest humans to ever walk this earth.
I don’t think there’s a more beautifully written book of the Bible than the Book of the Psalms. When you read the Psalms, you’re reading the only divinely inspired songbook in existence. It’s essentially a collection of Hebrew poems and anthems that were used in public worship services.