Sep 29, 2015
Yesterday we heard of Jehoshaphat’s famous victory, accomplished only by prayer, worship, and the power of the Lord. Then his son Jehoram might possibly be Judah’s worst king, except for several at the very end of that kingdom.
Yesterday the theme of Ecclesiastes was given in these words:
2“Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”
15What is wrong cannot be made right.
What is missing cannot be recovered.
18The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.
To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.
In yesterday’s reading, the confrontation with the Jewish religious leaders about traditions of hand washing before eating led to Jesus’ revolutionary teaching about what defiles a person. It is what comes out of the heart that defiles people.