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STUDY OF ECCLESIASTES
Part 11 – Discovering the Meaning to Our Lives: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
What God and Solomon Say about Money and Power!Principles to LearnThe rich tend to take charge, and their power offends the poor.We must not let our possessions, or our desire to keep them deny us our feelings toward the Social Justice or social injustices of others.- vv. 8, 9
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We must be mindful that as the middle class fights against the rich (upper 2%) the poor oftentimes are completely ignored, until public tragedy (FengerHigh School; Ferguson-Florrisant, Missouri, etc..)
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What this does not mean! These realities mentioned in verses 8, 9 do not suggest that we should abolish leadership and [attempt] to equally distribute all the wealth of the nation or world to everyone. (Socialism). But it does imply that people should use their wealth compassionately not oppressively.
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Greed and Materialism have no built-in controls or limits. v.10Solomon becomes the greatest example of one who attempted to obtain contentment through the pursuit and achievement of affluence. He was not satisfied, and neither will we.
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Be careful!THIS IS NOT AN ATTACK AGAINST THOSE WHO POSSES WEALTH AND ARE ACCOMPLISHED AT WHAT THEY DO…GOD WANTS THIS TO HAPPEN, HOWEVER II IS A DIRECT ASSAULT ON THE MONEY-HUNGRY WHO STRIVE FOR MORE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.
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Something you may already know, but are necessarily worried about.With Increased money and possessions come an accelerated number of people and worries. - v. 11 These can manifest themselves by a number of titles – Management Consultants, Tax Advisers, Accountants, Lawyers, Relatives, etc…
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Solomon is saying, more money, more people, more worries, less sleep, if you are not careful less relationship with God, less worship, less prayer, all heading toward a good-looking meaningless life. #RobinWilliams
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Things to Know and Remember. – vv. 13-17Those who Hoard will only Hurt Themselves – vv. 13-15Those Who Live High at the expense of People will Die Without any People – vv. 16, 17
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There Are Some Things That We Ought to Claim! – vv. 18-20The gift of Enjoyment in your life – v. 18The gift of Fulfillment in your work – v. 19The gift of Contentment in your heart – v. 20
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