Hearing from the Preacher

By Andrea G. Schwartz
November 12, 2015

From The Kingdom Driven Family Blog:

One of the advantages of being a wise king with seemingly unlimited resources is that you have the opportunity to pursue all your desires. The Preacher from the book of Ecclesiastes (thought to be King Solomon) ended up concluding that no matter how much he pursued his heart’s desires, the result was vanity unless he correctly aligned himself with his Creator. Unlike us, he had ample resources to test all his theories of life, only to conclude that God was right all along and that everyone would do well to fear Him and keep His commandments.

Believe it or not, the Preacher has some good advice for Facebookers who are all too quick to take offense when social media does them wrong. He admonishes in Eccl. 7:21–22, 

Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.

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Topics: Culture

Andrea G. Schwartz

Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected]

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