THE OBJECTS IN THIS MIRROR ARE CLOSER
THAN THEY APPEAR
April 24, 1994
INTRODUCTION: Solomon closes his journal by sharing
personal and practical truth. He talks about himself and about
God. He talks about himself and about God. He moves from
the vanity of v.8 to the victory of v.13-14. How futile to have
lived and not to have known the key to living! What a waste to
have died without having enjoyed life or known what it was all
about. That is the tragedy of tragedies; to live as though these
truths do not exist.
I. THE INSPIRATION OF FORCEFUL REVELATION.
A. THE PREACHER'S MINISTRY. 9-10
1. HIS TASK. 9a
He sought out truth and conveyed it to his pupils.
He did this with a deliberateness and care that
merrited his audience's most serious attention.
2. HIS TOIL. 9b
Hard work is taking place in his study.
He weighs the words carefully. He sifts
through their implications. He fools them;
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