I feel like this chapter is a collection of different thoughts and observations, relative to Solomon’s time and day. So for that reason, it’s helpful to read it in a paraphrase translation, like NLT. Read chapter 10 here!
Are you non-decision maker? Like, do you see the good in so many of the options presented to you that you need three days to decide on something that should only take three minutes?
Who is your go-to person when you need feedback or help making important or unimportant decisions? Friend? Mom? Co-worker? Google?
Ecclesiastes 10 is telling us, through a series of different life examples, something about the decisions we make, moment by moment. It’s sharing observations of trends…
…certain people make certain decisions and those decisions lead them in certain directions.
…you can tell a person by the direction they’re going.
…you can tell a person by the decisions they make.
And the Bible is full of reminders of how important our decisions are, especially the small ones, in the grand scheme of our lives, especially when we own the banner of Christ-loving.
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.” Luke 16:10
In this short post, please take away the reminder and encouragement that in the small moments of your every day, push through the temptation to choose the unrighteous thing and choose the thing that will not only bless you but bless others, no matter who they are or what they’ve done.
Have a wonderful week!