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Free Will: Two Choices in Life: Reading/Thoughts Ecclesiastes 9, 10, 11, & 12


Good Friday morning it’s June 2, 2021, I pray all is well: In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, the treasury of blessings and Giver of life: come and abide in us. Cleanse us from all impurity and save our souls, gracious Lord. Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy immortal, have mercy on us (3)..... Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen…. All Holy, Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for glory to Your name. Lord Have Mercy. (3)... Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

“The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. If you are called by God, then you will always be called by HIM”. Israel and the Church, By: Amir Tsarfati

Ecclesiastes 9:1-18

Ecclesiastes 9: 16-18: Then I said: “wisdom is better than strength, but the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of the wise are heard in quietness more than the shouting of those who rule in foolishness. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much goodness.”

Two ways we can all choose to live our lives. Remember God is a God of choice he believes a honest and faithful servant is one that isn’t forced. So we have a choice: we can live righteous and wise being protected by the hand of God; or we can be foolish and all alone in darkness. Verse 4 talks about the living dog which is symbolic to Gentile believers (Matthew 15:26-27, The TV Series The Chosen also uses a German Shepherd to show the same type of symbolism. And the dead lion refers to the Nation of Israel and have seen this referred to as this by many sources. Next in Verse 7, 8 the Old Testament is making references to Eucharist, baptism and chrismation. Victory belongs to both races and battle belongs to the faithful. Lastly the little city is the world, and the great king is the devil who besieged it.

“Don’t let the Prince of Darkness besiege your little city of Faith.” - Jared W. Campbell

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20

Ecclesiastes 10:20- Do not curse the king, even in your conscience; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air will carry your voice, and a bird in flight will tell the matter.

Biblical wisdom never gets old! “There’s a fly in the ointment” can be translated to how sin affected creation in the beginning. Do not leave your place or get sidetracked, don’t be fooled and led astray. As faithful followers in Christ we must watch out for each other making sure none of us are deceived off our mission. Our path is to glorify God and all the blessings he has given all of us, be a child of light not a child of darkness. Lastly the city is referring to the Kingdom of Heaven which Yeshua (Jesus) has promised for us all. His kingdom will be ruled by him and his princes, and the faithful. Verse 15 we can make a reference to (Matthew 23:17-19, where Christ called both the Scribes and Pharisees fools. Yeshua called them all fools for being too blind to see the truth, they couldn’t open their eyes at all.

“Pray for our enemies even though it’s hard to do. But remember none of us can escape Judgement Day.” - Jared W. Campbell

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10

Ecclesiastes 11:6- Even all things whatever He will do. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good.

Basically death comes to us all and we are taught by Christ our God. Not to hold on to the things that we have been given, because our earthly lives and possessions are just that temporary. Christ says we are better off giving it all away if we are called to do so by him.

“One random act of kindness daily can change our entire outlook on life.” - Jared W. Campbell

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14

Ecclesiastes 12:7-8 Then the dust returns to Earth it was, And the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, ``All is Vanity.”

The days of our youth remind us to follow the Lord even in the earliest years of our lives. The Caper plant is located on rock hills, stone walls as well as cracks and crevices all in the Middle East. The Caper Plant offers medical benefits just like Cannabis; it's known to help people with chronic pain, possibly anxiety; my research was brief. Lastly the Preacher ends the passage with a negative note, with everything is vanity. Checkout 12:6, the verse and see the positive message there it says “Remember your Creator”, we can take the wisdom we learned from Proverbs; “The Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 1:7, .

“Our Creator shows us daily signs he’s returning soon. Which gives me all the hope and faith I need; to ignore all the Vanity in this ungodly world.” - Jared W. Campbell

Closing The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us of our trespasses , as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

God Bless,

Jared W. Campbell

US Army Retired

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