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1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; 5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: 6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. 8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. 9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. 10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

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1 angela h = "Many times we forget God when things are going well for us. We put Him in the trunk like a spare tire and only think to pull Him out when we get a flat. God is worthy to be praised in good times and bad times! He is God regardless of our circumstances. Count your blessings!"
2 angela h = "2 Corinthians 5:8 "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."Our flesh dies but our Spirit returns to God. So we never really die."
3 Cary W = "The truth always induces freedom of the mind and personality, for it sets right the spirit of the mind, in accordance with God.  Truth corrects all errors of mind and perception, paving the way for integrity, righteous living and abundant love."
4 angela h = "We should remember that the book of Ecclesiastes is an account of Solomon's trying to find happiness outside of God. He strayed away from God (even to the point of pagan worship). He stresses that all is vanity (worthless). Fortunately, Solomon comes back to God and here we see what he has learned. We are all born with an emptiness that can only be filled with Jesus. We will try many things to fill up the void, but "all is vanity". True joy comes from serving Jesus."