To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens: Lo, it is better to be patient than arrogant, for the end of something is better than its beginning–not because your toil has ended, but because the reward for patience is wisdom and understanding. So admonishes the Preacher’s eulogist, who shames us with the Preacher’s labors, goading us with his instruction: the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and this fear is man’s duty during his brief season under the sun. Remember to keep this commandment, for God will bring every deed into judgment, whether good or evil. This week’s episode brings our 12-week series on Ecclesiastes to its conclusion. But don’t worry, we’ll keep turning the pages with you on this podcast for as long as we can, God willing, until the Lord comes. Until then, turn, turn, turn!
(Episode 82; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature)