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Questions and Answers on Ecclesiastes 9-12 0

Ecclesiastes 9-12 Questions and Answers

Ecclesiastes 9-12 The book of Ecclesiastes continues with chapters 9-12. The book of Ecclesiastes is about a man who is out of fellowship with God. Although depressing, Solomon imparts much wisdom in this serious book. If Solomon had more than one wife, why is he saying to live with one wife in Ecclesiastes 9:9? Yes, Solomon had at least 1,000 wives, some of these wives were concubines which are lesser wives, but with all of these women, perhaps he had one favorite? Solomon realized that multiple wives did not bring happiness and that it was ideal  to do what God...

Q and A on Ecclesiastes 1-8 0

Ecclesiastes 1-8 Questions and Answers

Ecclesiastes 1-8 Ecclesiastes 1-8 introduces the odd rather depressing book of Ecclesiastes. This book was written by King Solomon, the richest and wisest man that ever was. He had everything yet according to Ecclesiastes 2:10, he was miserable. This book is about an old man who has left God. Although he had everything yet this book is a depressing monologue looking back over his life of abundance and ending with a poetic metaphors of death in chapter 12. Who is “The Preacher” in Ecclesiastes 1? King Solomon What does he mean in Ecclesiastes 1:9?   “The thing that hath been, it...

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Proverbs 23-31 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 23-31 – Questions and Answers Proverbs 23-31 ends the book of Proverbs. The last chapter of Proverbs, Proverbs 31 describes the ideal wife which is a standard for all Christian women. In Proverbs 23 you should not do bad things to the poor? Yes, you need to be kind to the poor. You have what you do by the grace of God. What does it mean to “put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite” in Proverbs 23:2? Do whatever it takes even to the point of cutting your throat (figuratively speaking) to...

Questions and Answers on PRoverbs 18-22 0

Proverbs 18-22 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 18-22 Proverbs 18-22 continues with the loving instruction of a father to a son including some advice about wine and women and even a warning against pride. What does “harder” mean in Proverbs 18:19? This means “very difficult”. What does “entreated” mean in Proverbs 18:22? To make an earnest petition or request. A son that does not honor his father and mother is a very bad person. If someone cannot be polite to their own parents they will not be good to anyone else. Is it saying that you should not drink wine in Chapter 20:1 in Proverbs? Not...

Questions and Answers on Proverbs 10-17 0

Proverbs 10 -17 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 10-17 Proverbs 10-17 continue a father’s instruction to his son. As the book of Proverbs progresses, the content is directed to an older son. What does “causeth” mean in Proverbs 10:5? This means “continually causes”. What does “prating” mean in Proverbs 10:8? Prating – to talk excessively and pointlessly; to babble. This is characteristic of foolish people. What do then mean “love covers all sins” in Proverbs 10:12? Love seeks to overlook offenses and to cover sins instead of making them public. Everyone sins against someone and it is truly a sign of love to forgive and forget others’...

Questions and Answers on Proverbs 1-9 0

Proverbs 1-9 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 1-9 Questions and Answers Proverbs 1-9 introduces the book of Proverbs written by King Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba. Solomon who was the wisest man wrote instructions to his son to instruct him in everyday day human relationships. The book of Proverbs, like the entire Bible, is divinely inspired, points to God Who is the source of all wisdom. In Proverbs 1 – If you don’t fear God you will not get knowledge. Yes, fearing God will give you great knowledge about many things, not fearing God is stupid in many ways. In Proverbs 1:8 what do...

Questions and Answers on 2 Chronicles 1-9 0

2 Chronicles 1-9 Questions and Answers

2 Chronicles 1-9 Questions and Answers What does it mean 2 Chronicles 1-9 “for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.”? The people, the children of Israel were so many that Solomon compared them to the grains of dust that compose the earth. Do they today have burnt offerings in the morning and evening on the Sabbaths? Only a few and very devout modern day Jews practice animal sacrifices today. So the answer to your question is “no”. What is kind of tree is algum? I don’t know for sure but...

Questions and Answers on 1 Kings 1-7 0

1 Kings 1-7 Questions and Answers

1 Kings 1-7 Questions and Answers Why Did Adonijah think that he should be king? Adonijah was older than Solomon. Solomon says in 1 Kings 2:22 “for he is mine elder brother.” He may have been the oldest surviving and capable son of David’s at this time. Some of David’s sons may have died young or if they had any physical handicap they could not be considered for this royal position. Joab helped him and David never made it clear to his sons that Solomon was to be the next king. Adonijah made the proclamation that he would be king...

are you dreaming or do you have a dream 0

Are You Dreaming or Do You Have a Vision?

Do you have a vision or do you only have a fuzzy dream? Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived said in Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish”. In studying the Bible I found that dreams are associated with sleep. But visions are associated with being awake. While many times we use the words “dream” and “vision” interchangeably there this is a fine but important difference between the two words. Many times in the world of business, self-employed folks, and even those not self-employed, say that they have a dream. They dream to be rich, they...