In a culture that loves money and values everyone’s input, Ecclesiastes 5 is a bitter pill. Human speech, cries the Preacher, is the sacrifice of idiots and the gathering of wealth a grievous evil under the sun. Let your words be few. Shun the acquisition of wealth. Delight in your work and in the few years that God has given you. Sleep on an empty stomach. Fear God and trust in his judgment, even when faced with injustice, for even an oppressor, in the palm of God’s hand, brings advantage to the land. I would pay real money to see Hollywood try to package that message in a movie trailer.
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