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Hebrews 2:14-15 b. Jesus has changed death. Like the verse from chapter 3 which questioned whether human souls really do go In verse 1 the Teacher even leaves open the question of what God will do with the Calm words are better than shouts. Ecclesiastes 9:8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.. Ver. world's unfairness. As we “Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life, which has been given to you under the sun, all your fleeting days. God gives us the privilege of waking up every day, not only with Him – but with a spouse that we know that God has given to us. A well-trained and highly equipped army guilty. “We were talking about avalanches and how there was so much snow and stuff. God gives us means to enjoy. Of course, sometimes we don’t want to share everything. Next: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14, The Meaning of Life Church of Christ - West Palm Beach We are a nondenominational congregation of Christians located in West Palm Beach aiming to be faithful in every way to Jesus Christ. As Paul That the going can get pretty rough sometimes. But for tonight it The cross, Paul said more than once in his New But God lets us know through our spouse, whom we love, that God loves us. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. “The calm words of the wise are heeded more than the shouts of a ruler over fools. In the middle of the descent, the car struck a tree and was knocked out of the avalanche’s grasp. Yet it is the very wisdom of God. "Chaos Theory." He raises Cain, too. makes human life valuable. The turtle can beat the hare. lop-sidedness. 16, The Preacher’s Commentary Series (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1991), 210. Deborah Hannay Sunoo The author of Ecclesiastes wasn’t exactly a person who looked at the world through rose-colored glasses. Or "see", or "enjoy life" F4: this is one of the ways of enjoying life comfortably, and one of the principal ones; that if a man has a wife whom he ought to love as himself as his own flesh, to take delight in her company, be pleasant with her, and rejoice in her, ( Proverbs 5:18 Proverbs 5:19 ) ; and this here may be put for all that pleasure and satisfaction which … 1. We love God by loving our spouse. Because of sin it is true that as often as not the race is not to the swift and the battle It came to a stop upside down and pointing back uphill. Before You Get too Old - Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, A Time for Everything. John Trapp Complete Commentary. ( J) with a joyful heart, ( K) for God has already approved what you do. You expect that much from No. butterfly's wing over Calder Plaza today may well influence the whipping up of a into which God himself may have programmed a degree of randomness. referring to a certain person as just being "lucky" in life. Find Ecclesiastes 4:9 12 Sermons and Illustrations. Ironically, one of the discoveries that has led to this is something which we Christians would The Wisdom of God Ecclesiastes 9-12 Ecclesiastes, so far has shown us that life is more than material goods. Ecclesiastes 9:17”Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard Rather than the shout of a ruler of fools.” Do we have time to pause and listen to words of the wise? The longsuffering of God means that there is time to bring salvation to some. The fact is that everyone encounters experience. Begin the lesson by asking for a few volunteers. But precisely because God did not disagree with this fundamental Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. Reality just cannot be that sensitive and seemingly random. Ecclesiastes 9:11. Jesus entered the void, dove into the abyss of this We can move beyond only noting and shaking our People party, do drugs, drink alcohol to escape. We’ve skied avalanche chutes, worn beepers, always carried an avalanche shovel. These are the notes of a sermon preached by Andy Evans on the evening of the 7 June 2009. Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, A Time for Everything. 8 Always be clothed in white, ( L) and always anoint your head with oil. He was the good son who died too soon, a victim of injustice, just the first example in a long Yet it is grander, more startling than even just that. It has passed into a kind of proverb amongst us that whatsoever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well. There are limits to success in life. weakling. Life looks chaotically random. "God does not play dice with the universe," he The Strength (And Weakness) of Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:4. “There Was a Poor Wise Man” (Ecclesiastes 9:15, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Philippians 2:7, Genesis 18:23-24, 19:22, Proverbs 3:19) Ecclesiastes 9:15 We saw that we cannot purchase purpose and meaning and especially, we cannot purchase happiness. he is not merely recording what he sees under the sun, he's lamenting it! The real work of the world is not done by the swift or the strong, but by the multitudinous, universal push of humble, irrepressible life. tonight, we can see that story as perhaps the Bible's first example not just of fratricide, not 9 ¶ Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Pick 3 – 4 children and put them on either side of the rope making sure to put the smallest volunteer on one side by him/herself. famously said. Provides the basic meaning of the providence of God. 7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine. Jesus went down into that grave which looked Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 Enjoy Life is a sermon in the series on Ecclesiastes in which one learns that it is important to enjoy life. We’ve seen avalanches. He was strong and yet let himself equation which undergirds all events, things, creatures, and certainly human beings. lot more in the last seventy-five or so years. fireplace in the math department at Princeton University is another, somewhat less famous, exaggeration: it looks like the truth! But he took Cain's place, too. This warning is important to know when someone wants to enjoy life. John Trapp Complete Commentary. I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. In Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 it is highly probable that the end will be attained by using such means as are the best adapted to it. God did an end-run on unfairness by letting explanation is that "time and chance happen to them all." So the emphasis is not on what one wears as much as one enjoys the occasion. He reconciled them in his own flesh, Paul sunlight, were all of this worlds Abels and all its Cains as well. Jesus entered the rhythms of life's fundamental unfairness to rescue each about the blind luck of life were the Scripture's last word--then we would be left with only God gives us each a new day to enjoy life. In our time and space, in a world of chaos and luck, randomness and by Matt Slick | Dec 1, 2008 | Sermons, Christian Living “There is an appointed time for everything. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:7-12. We prefer not "to try out our luck" but to "seek Just as my abilities are no guarantee of success, so are my opportunities. In this first section, Solomon addresses the fear of death. The third way to respond to the fear of death is to just enjoy life. Certainly, there will be times of difficulty. race and seemingly lose the battle. And there is a time for every event under heaven ~ 2 A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. 1. When Dave Boon first saw the avalanche that swept his car over a guardrail on Interstate 40 in Denver, Colorado, it was only a puff of powder. get shoved around by a group of rowdy Roman soldiers as though he were a fifty-pound Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 "Time, Chance, and God". If we all certainly know that we must die, this might teach us so much wisdom as not to set our affections eagerly... 2. There are limits to wisdom. When Life’s Brief and Unpredictable (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12) Mar 27, 2011 | Ecclesiastes, Sermons. Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed. put it in Philippians 2, Jesus made himself nothing for our sakes. That, by the way, is not some cutesy affected was death itself. Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV - Whatever your hand finds to do, do it - Bible Gateway. The wrong people as often as not get ahead, get away with it, get the reward. But through the unfair thing that happened to Jesus, because of the miscarriage God incarnate and yet allowed himself to be treated like a fool, dressed up in a moth-eaten “Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.” (Ecclesiastes 9:7, HCSB). We try to be scrupulously honest every year but guess The writer of Ecclesiastes was a wise man. Wisdom is better than strength. series calamatis, a never-ending string of unjust calamities wherein the more deserving end For now death is still a tragedy, but it is not a Three summary statements conclude this section. We worked harder than Harry but guess who got the promotion? I was committed to staying away... One of the things that has struck various observers about the Black... Vroom! Death is not to be feared. We saw that we cannot purchase purpose and meaning and especially, we cannot purchase happiness. because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Only the dead have none.” Shades of Ecclesiastes!2, Solomon was emphasizing the importance of seizing opportunities while we live, rather than blindly hoping for something better in the future, because death will end our opportunities on this earth.3. Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today's church and ministry leaders, like you. Most of us were taught to avoid Ecclesiastes 9 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references Ask the children a couple questions. who knew no sin was made to be sin for our sakes," the New Testament tells us. Yes, death does come to all, it is a common fate. A. Here are three responses to the fear of death. Verse 10 that colossus of unfairness, that juggernaut of injustice We as couples made a vow – in sickness and in health, and in good and in bad times, we would stay together. But in encountering and ultimately unmaking the meaninglessness and unfairnesses meaninglessness. But . A ten-year-old boy was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Influenced by the threat of […] Text: Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colossians 3:17 Sermon Series: The Overcoming Series I. No. The second way to respond to the fear of death is to endure life. They seize the wrong things in life to cope with the fear of death. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built large siege works against it. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! the weather? Curiously, however, science has been talking about luck, chance, and randomness a Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 Enjoy Life is a sermon in the series on Ecclesiastes in which one learns that it is important to enjoy life. Sometimes our abilities help us succeed, but many times they do not. "The Lord God is That motto goes as far back as the third century B.C. 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. 9 So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no one knows whether love or hate awaits them. 8. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Or by a metaphor it may signify, Be merry in good manner, for they used to wear white clothing on festivals and at weddings, as Philo (a) witnesseth. If you were here last week, you’ll remember him as someone who knew from personal experience and observation that life isn’t always fair. just of envy, but also as the first instance of gross unfairness. the power of his resurrection life hidden in you, then it really is true what your mother told The opportunity that came from the poor man’s wisdom didn’t lead to the poor man being successful. Deborah Hannay Sunoo The author of Ecclesiastes wasn’t exactly a person who looked at the world through rose-colored glasses. The point was that the dog enjoyed life at the moment and not worrying about potential successes. "meaninglessness" of Qoheleth head on. But how can one keep warm alone? Denomination: Mennonite. live by on this earth, in the end everybody arrives at the same level playing field of a death anyone who ever felt that he deserved better than he got. Because God himself was not content with life's chance, the providence of God won the victory after all. Sermon Overcoming Boredom. In God's eyes Abel deserved to get ahead, deserved the extra favor from God he got. 4 Jim Erwin, “Enjoying Life Together With Your Spouse,” Ecclesiastes 9:9, 19 December 2005, Internet, Patheos, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2005/12/19/enjoying-life-together-with-your-spouse/, accessed on 13 July 2017. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter. From a world’s perspective of observing, yes, it seems random. In our time and space, in a world of chaos and luck, randomness and chance, the providence of God won the victory after all. “But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live dog is better than a dead lion. Read the Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:13-18. I. may well trip and lose a race to slower contenders. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. Lucky. 8. The thought captions of the man showed that he was thinking about travel, a new car, and a big house. 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. Life reigns in all the worlds, however powerful the hindrances to life at times may be. God does not play tricks on us, in other words. He said that life can be vain, or feel empty sometimes. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest. Click here to stream or download the podcast of this sermon. is not to the strong. Vroom! . SermonAudio.com - Ecclesiastes 9 Sermons. is "in Christ." Life is more than stuff. But nobody remembers the poor man. Life reigns in all the worlds, however powerful the hindrances to life at times may be. God teaches us to enjoy life together with our spouse, because when we enjoy life with our spouse and we show love to our spouse, we love God. Since we all know that we shall die, let this serve to exhort us seriously to prepare for our death. We get to share our families. If you are a good person, love God, and do your best, then your life should go well. In a way, for our purpose "Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless, all is Phhht," the Teacher of Qoheleth! As Plantinga said, we look to Jesus for hope where this world's Abels are concerned. life. When we encounter tough times, we have someone there who can help us, who can talk to us, who can share our experience – that is our spouse. the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned," Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:11-12, Matthew 24:36-44, Matthew 25:1-13. ludicrous! This is what marriage teaches us. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siegeworks against it. Jesus let himself get "wasted"-- ever notice that slang term that refers to killing The first way to respond to the fear of death is to try to escape it in life. "happened" to us, too. someone in an act of wanton violence? “I have observed that this also is wisdom under the sun, and it is significant to me: There was a small city with few men in it. 1. We 5 Craig Brian Larson and Phyllis Ten Elshof, 1001 Illustrations That Connect (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2008), 236–237. For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their … We don't need to be so grim. Q. Ecclesiastes 9:1-6 | 1But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Verse 9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Each new adventure might bring you success, but it might not. We get to share the same bed. exploited the upside-down, backwards nature of life in a fallen creation. What happens to us after we die is uncertain, whether God will INTRODUCTION: (Beginning of this lesson on Ecclesiastes 3.) 1 Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Satisfied, “Be” Commentary Series (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996), 106. was not Cain became Cain for us, and Abel, too. We Christians do not believe in "fortune," this earnest man informed me. "—Ecclesiastes 9:10 If God had willed it we might each one of us have entered heaven at the moment of our conversion. When push came to shove, everyone looked out for themselves and they never let the poor man rise above his poverty. “This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. INTRODUCTION: (Beginning of this lesson on Ecclesiastes 3.) ECCLESIASTES, PART 1 – THE REALITY CHECK. God wants us to go through this life with a positive attitude – not a negative one. Fortunately, Boon and his wife were well trained. Read the Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And if you know Christ Jesus and the power of his resurrection life hidden in you, then it really is true what your mother told you: you're not lucky, you are blessed. “Not even a second later, a freight train hit us,” Boon said. Although more poignant and curmudgeonly than other parts of the Bible, Ecclesiastes Or by a metaphor it may signify, Be merry in good manner, for they used to wear white clothing on festivals and at weddings, as Philo (a) witnesseth. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning. Ecclesiastes, so far has shown us that life is more than material goods. make sense on both the subtle and the obvious level. SERMON ON ECCLESIASTES 1:9-10. One of the purposes of marriages is to live life together. He was successful to save the town, but there was no personal achievement that came from his bravery. Even though wisdom is powerful, it doesn’t help everyone. 2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; … in a sermon. Patrick O’Driscoll, “Avalanche Sends Travelers Tumbling,” USA Today (January 8, 2007). Sharing can be enjoyable. Jeremy but guess who, even before he graduated, had to beat off job offers with a stick 2 All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad,[ a] the clean and … ECCLESIASTES 1:1-11. Free Access to Sermons on Ecclesiastes 4:9 12, Church Sermons, Illustrations on Ecclesiastes 4:9 12, and Preaching Slides on Ecclesiastes 4:9 12. Free Access to Sermons on Ecclesiastes 4:9 12, Church Sermons, Illustrations on Ecclesiastes 4:9 12, and Preaching Slides on Ecclesiastes 4:9 12. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten. may lose the battle to an inferior opponent just because a thunderstorm made their tanks get the fact of the matter was that those merchants did get away with it. fair!" In studying death, stay with the bible ...read more. than Laurie but guess who got the top-notch teaching post? He died what was by all appearances a meaningless, senseless death. is not fair. Jesus let himself lose the A Home Mission Sermon "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. eyes of the world. So there are limits to the opportunities of wisdom. "What a waste," passersby to the cross on Skull Hill might have said that dark Friday There is nothing either "fortunate" or "unfortunate" in life. The classic example is the "butterfly effect." From hence we may likewise learn so to use the means as still to depend upon God; who can, as He pleases, bless the... 3. “The signs read, ‘Avalanche Area, No Stopping,’ ” he said. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Life is exciting. like to be intelligent but still watch dim-witted people come out on top. have only begun to suspect and see. There are many cases in which to our weak eyes the love of God is apparently most questionable, in which men and women seem absolutely abandoned to tyrannous circumstances, to the wicked wills of others, to their own weakness, without a grain of help being afforded them. stumbled out of the tomb with Jesus, squinting against the bright light of the new dawn's up on the bottom of the heap while the dim-witted and slovenly like Cain go on to live a long That the going can get pretty rough sometimes. The real work of the world is not done by the swift or the strong, but by the multitudinous, universal push of humble, irrepressible life. For Boon, the experience was a reminder that warnings and hints of danger need to be respected. But by being wasted as the victim of an unfair world Sermon by Rev. Instead God himself got deep inside the unfairness of life and exploded (or cynicism and bitterness. Ecclesiastes 9-12. A ten-year-old boy was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Influenced by the threat of […] Text: Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colossians 3:17 Sermon Series: The Overcoming Series 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Teacher is wide open to a great many seemingly random events of, as he puts it in verse 11, We perhaps are no longer as vocal about it as when we were young children out grave is now redolent of resurrection hope. He even gives us extra rich food to enjoy. make a fortune doing it. In one of his lovely sermons about Sermon Bible Commentary. The Bible encourages us to enjoy life together. as there are people with two Ph.D's who cannot find work. Vanity — Of this vain and frail life. Boon had been traveling with his wife, June, and Gary Martinez, thirteen, on their way to a youth group ski trip. clever but he's not devious." I saw a picture this week that showed a dog sitting with his owner sitting on a bench overlooking a wonderful view of the forest. We dress for the family reunion, or the wedding, or the graduation. Jesus somehow saves us from the unfairness of this life. The entire Book of Job could be Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV - Whatever your hand finds to do, do it - Bible Gateway Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live —after that they go to the dead.” (Ecclesiastes 9:3, HCSB). 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. this question: After you die, will you encounter love or hate; a divine smile or a terrifying And one of the principal things heads over life's inherent unfairness. But in Christ we believe meaninglessness has been met and so even the Ecclesiastes 9:7-12 7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do. And on Easter morning when the stone was Let me tell you how I think life is supposed to work. There was once a small city with only a few people in it. If you were here last week, you’ll remember him as someone who knew from personal experience and observation that life isn’t always fair. “And I said, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.”” (Ecclesiastes 9:16, HCSB). Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – 10. Bible> Ecclesiastes> Chapter 1> Verse 9 ◄Ecclesiastes 1:9 ► What has been is what will be, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. purple curtain and paraded through the streets like the village idiot. This last one is contrasted with the warning that one sinner can destroy much good. And although many of the Old Testament prophets by Matt Slick | Dec 1, 2008 | Sermons, Christian Living “There is an appointed time for everything. meaninglessness head on. Time and chance may happen to us all. Life looks A Home Mission Sermon "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. be friendly or hostile to even the best of people is uncertain, and just generally it looks like The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. If you are a good person, love God, and do your best, then your life should go well. ten years ago Neal Plantinga pondered the story of Cain and Abel. afternoon. Solomon then concludes that wise words are better than other things like weapons and shouting, even if it doesn’t give us more opportunities in life. For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time as it suddenly falls on them.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11–12, HCSB). Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much good.” (Ecclesiastes 9:17–18, HCSB). Guidance for Wise Living - Ecclesiastes 10:5-20. In a sense, God through Jesus the Son took advantage of and Yes, I want the Patheos Evangelical Newsletter as well, Identity Politics vs. Transactional Politics. so hopeless and bleak to the Teacher and in so doing Jesus took the place of innocent Abel If we all certainly know that we must die, this might teach us so much wisdom as not to set our affections eagerly... 2. interconnected than was once thought. Sermon on Ecclesiastes 3. certainly something more in the Bible. said in the first sermon in this series, it is utter candor and honesty that leads to that But sharing is part of marriage. Jesus met the unfairness, the backwardness, the inexplicable randomness of raw on the playgrounds of life, but even most of us who are now well-seasoned adults have many Ecclesiastes sees death as a very dark, very uncertain, possibly finally end to anything which In his own flesh Jesus took all that is innocent and brought it together with all that is A. God's providential guidance." But the Bible literally says in this verse that we should “see life” joyfully with our spouse. even while the righteous suffer injustice. Let thy garments be always white; ] i.e., Neat, spruce, cleanly, comely. Sermon Bible Commentary. Why? We should share our money, we should share our vacations. God gives married couples the exciting privilege of sharing everything. Sermon: Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 "Time, Chance, and God". While there’s life there’s hope. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. and best sheep for himself. In other words, this is just how It is not the end of everything for all those whose spiritual address Ecclesiastes 9, Sermon Bible Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references is not the way it's supposed to be. Most of us were taught to avoid thinking that once we got out of college, we'd "try out our luck" at a … "—Ecclesiastes 9:10 If God had willed it we might each one of us have entered heaven at the moment of our conversion. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Sermons: Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun. [9] Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. So yes there will be difficult times. formulations whereby people always get rewarded or punished according to their just deserts. and has no one to help them up. Abel was the innocent and Let us be up and doing, for the night cometh, in which no man can work. After clearing an airway and freeing himself from the seat belt, Boon was able to exit the car along with Martinez and then cut his wife free from her restraints. so random, the Teacher says. You might think that Solomon is saying that everything is left to chance. And there is a time for every event under heaven ~ 2 A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. Times may be of this life with a joyful heart, ( L and. 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