A Survival Guide for Life (7 of 11) by Zach Terry

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A Survival Guide for Life (7 of 11)
Series: Ecclesiastes
Zach Terry
Ecclesiastes 8 (ESV)

Wilderness Survival Skills were never less needed and were never more available. In a day when we have more access to advanced technology than ever before, for some reason our culture has become fascinated with the prospect of having to survive.

The Discovery Channel wins the award for the number of survivalists shows:
• Doomsday Bunkers
• Man Vrs. Wild
• Survivorman - Les Stroud
• Beyond Survival with Les Stroud
• Man, Woman, Wild
• Dual Survival
• I shouldn't be alive
• Out of the Wild

SpikeTV has Surviving Disaster

National Geographic - Doomsday Preppers.

The Networks have finally gotten in on the game with a number of Fictional Survival Shows:

• Falling Skies
• Jericho
• Survivors
• The Colony
• Jeremiah
• Revolution

And of course the Leader of the pack, "Survivor" and recently, NBC introduced, "Get out Alive" with Bear Grylls.

But let's face, being able to survive for a week in 40 below temperature is probably not the most useful knowledge in North Alabama. Around here, you pretty much just need bread and milk. You know what we need? We need a SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR LIFE.
And basically that's what Ecclesiastes 8 is all about. Ecclesiastes 8 chronicles some of the greatest challenges we face in life, then sprinkled throughout the verses you see random words of advice. You see, we all have our on Mt. Everest to climb. We all have to brave the elements of relationships, pain, injustice and the like. And we all hope not only to Survive Life, but some how to Thrive. Solomon with all of his wisdom helps us to do just that.

RUNNING COMMENTARY:
Ecclesiastes 8:1 (ESV)
1 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Wisdom has an effect on the countenance and so does foolishness. Can you tell that a person's countenance is different wh ...


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