Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

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When I read my Bible I enjoy reading the introduction to the book that I'm about to read. Yesterday morning before work I read Ecclesiastes and the introduction said this in the New International Version.

Ecclesiastes studies the meaning of life. The "Teacher" looks at wisdom, pleasure, work, power, riches, religion, and other things. All of these have some value and are useful in the proper time and place, but they have lasting value only if God is at the center of man's life. Reverence and respect for God and a real devotion in serving God are the most important in making life have meaning. Without God, the "Teacher" says, "everthing" is meaningless"

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.



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I get the impression you enjoyed this very much. So did I. I too like to read the introductions to the Books of the Bible. Thank you for posting this one. This is good "stuff".

August 22, 2009 at 3:20 PM

I like to read the introductions too. I like the book of Ecclesiastes. Very good.
I like the sounds on your blog too. They are pretty but not distracting from reading.
Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

August 22, 2009 at 3:33 PM

I did enjoy reading it too and catching up a little on your blog.i like the new color on your nice neighbours home.
Thank you for the prayers for our islands safety from hurricane Bill.

Take care,


August 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Hi Ginger,
I also enjoy reading the intros. Ecclesiastes is such a good book! I love the bird songs on your blog too; very enjoyable without being distracting. I love music but sometimes it becomes distracting when reading a blog. Have a wonderful Sunday.


August 22, 2009 at 5:16 PM

I always love going back to Ecclesiastes because it reminds me that life's journey has meaning only if we're walking with Him. Have a great weekend and God bless.

August 22, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Beautiful and uplifting, thank you.


August 22, 2009 at 11:41 PM

Very interesting, Ginger ... something I'd never really considered. Thank you for this gentle suggestion!

Sending warm wishes for a great SS!


August 23, 2009 at 12:51 AM

I did enjoy this sweetie.

August 23, 2009 at 2:00 AM

Like you, I enjoy reading the introductions to the book before I "dig in." It gives a foundation. Have a Happy Sunday.

August 23, 2009 at 7:46 AM

These words are so true. When God is the center, everything has more meaning. Ecclesiastes is such a wonderful book. My Bible is filled with comments, sometimes they help me fully understand what I am reading.

Blessings, Karen

August 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM

what's not to love about Eccl? There is a season for everything and it is all for nuttn' without our Lord's spirit within us.

August 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Ginger... thanks so much for creating a lovely spot for sharing.

Your blog is inspirational.

♥ Claudia ♥

August 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Hi Ginger - I always read the introduction of to a book to savour the flavour of what's to come. Thanks you for reminder today that Jesus is our teacher. take care, Judith

August 23, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Loved today's quote and yesterday's picture. I am glad growing up in optional!!

August 23, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Great post! I like the book of Ecclesiastes. Now I'll read the introduction.:)

August 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Ginger, I am going to pull out my bible tonight and read the introduction to the book I have been reading. Sure will be interesting.

God bless.

August 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM

A great teaching tool!

August 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM

it's amazing how many life lessons we can learn from this book!!

August 24, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Hi Ginger,
I love Ecclesiastes, I never get tired of reading it. I just notice everytime I do go back and reread it I find more understanding and treasures along the way. Thank you for sharing your heart with me, I cherish your visits on Spiritual Sunday.

Hugz Lorie

August 25, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Ginger, I love to read the introductions to the books I read also...thanks for this post. It is nice to meet you. My dream cottage is the same one as yours!

August 26, 2009 at 12:43 AM

Hi, I just had to stop by to leave you a comment to say what a wonderful blog you have here. Interesting and creative posts, along with great pictures - perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes.. have a great weekend..

August 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM

I do not always read the intro of books I am reading (I usually can't wait to get to the meat of the book!) I do, however, read the intros to the books of the Bible - there is often a gem or thought I would not have "gotten" if I had not read it first. Great post!


August 29, 2009 at 8:19 PM

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