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Ecclesiastes (Part #09) (Ecclesiastes 5:1-12)

Jeromy John Visser, March 10, 2019
Part of the Ecclesiastes series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Ecclesiastes (Part #09) proves it's better to be Israelites of few words and to always keep our promises as we continue to outline several proverbs of Solomon from this Old Testament book. In this ninth audio lecture Pastor Visser continues to "tell the story" of Dr. Wickstrom's demise at the hands of the enemy (which few Saxons truly care about) and confirms it's better to be an honest blue collar worker than an ever-sleepy businessman.

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Ecclesiastes 5:1-12

1Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. 2Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. 3For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. 4When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. 5Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. 6Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? 7For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God. 8If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they. 9Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field. 10He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. 11When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes? 12The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. (KJV)

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