LESSONS FROM ECCLESIASTES 7:1-10 (508)
A. In these verses king Solomon presents several valuable lessons.
I. Solomon points out the value of practical wisdom in Ecclesiastes chapter seven.
Read verses 1-4
A. A “good name” is a good reputation. V1. It is better than possessing
B. The day of our death is better than the day of our birth. V1
Why? Job 14:1 (414); Eccl. 12:7; 2 Corinthians 5:8 (854); Psalm 116:15 (474)
C. It’s better to spend time in a funeral home than in a place of feasting. V2
Why? Hebrews 9:27 (888)
D. Sorrow is better than laughter. Vv3-4
Why? It is a great teacher.
II. Solomon teaches us that rebuke from a wise person can be constructive. Vv5-6
III. A wise man can lose his dignity and his reasoning can be perverted by a bribe.
B. Deuteronomy 16:19 (161)
IV. Solomon teaches that patience (endurance) is of great value. Vv8-10
A. Sacrifices now will be worth it in eternity. Matthew 24:12-13 (724)
B. Will result in victory. Hebrews 12:1-3 (890)
C. Don’t be quick to become angry. V9.
D. Patience will enable us to focus on the present. V10