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Devotions for Life

Sin’s Despair

“Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37 NASU).

At some point in time a person’s sin will lead him to despair. At that time the sinner will do almost anything to hide his sin or take drastic measures because of his sin. Sin leads to despair. 


Man’s Responsibilities

In view of Solomon’s warning in 12:13, 14 to “fear God and keep His commandments,” it seems prudent for us to consider the major responsibilities he has given man throughout the book.

 First, Solomon has instructed man to enjoy life. While many today have a “it’s all about me” and a “go for the gusto” philosophy, Solomon offers a legitimate reason to find joy in one’s life.  There is much to enjoy: food, companionship, work – but all based upon a positive relationship with God.  This theme occurs seven times in the book: 2:24-26; 3:12-13, 22; 5:18-20; 8:15; 9:7-9; 11:8-9. 


Heads Or Tails?

  Text: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul” (Mark 8:36 NASV).

Heads or tails?   The coin toss has been used for ages, for many reasons.  “Coin flipping as a game was known to the Romans as “navia aut caput” (ship or head), as some coins had a ship on one side and the head of the emperor on the other” (Wikipedia).  It is used to settle disagreements.  It has been used to determine who goes first at a game.  Simply put, it helps to choose between two alternatives.