Ecclesiastes | "Listen Up" Bible Study (Baskette)
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God's word is alive, with something new to say to all of us.
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Ecclesiastes Listen Up! Bible Study
"There is nothing new under the sun." The problem of pain, the fruitlessness of overwork, the vanity of ambition, the age of anxiety, the difficulty of self-differentiation, the fear of death and of being forgotten -- the troubles of human society are timeless.
And yet the Teacher -- in Hebrew, Kohelet -- also reminds us of life's great and simple joys: good food, good rest, good friends, a good day's work.
Ecclesiastes is the perfect biblical book for such a time as this, when humanity is simultaneously wealthier and yet more dissatisfied than the ancient Teacher. All good things come from God, Ecclesiastes reminds us, day by day by day.
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About the Author
Molly Baskette is a United Church of Christ minister, speaker, and writer. Her books include Real Good Church, Standing Naked Before God, and most recently, Bless This Mess.