Blogging thru the Bible/Ecclesiastes/

Reading thru Ecclesiastes, I was struck by two things; his thoughts on words and on death.  Our friend, Don, who just died suddenly was a man of few words, but he listened a lot and everyone who knew him liked him.  He was a man of character and kindness.

“A wise man speaking quietly is more worth heeding than the shouts of a ruler commanding fools.”  “A fool keeps talking and talking….”(Ecc. 9:17, 10:14 CJB)

“A good name is better than perfumed oil,

and the day of death better than the day of birth.

Better to go to a house of mourning

than to go to a house of feasting,

for all are destined to be mourned;

the living should lay this to heart.

Grief is better than laughter,

for sadness can improve a person.

The thoughts of the wise are in the house of mourning,

but the thoughts of fools are in the house of pleasure.”

(Ecc. 7:1-4, CJB)

 

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