Bible In One Year-Day 205 (Thursday, July 24, 2014)
Commentary: Ecclestiastes4-6. From the beginning of creation we have noticed that God do not approve loneliness.
Genesis 2:18 “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”
Loneliness is the first negative thing that was remarked in creation. Anything not approved by God becomes odd if allowed and amounts to foolishness and senselessness. This is the message of the preacher, Prov4:9-12. The tendency to fall is in man, but the help to restore and sustain is also through man. There are many advantages to companionship. They include warmth, security, strength, blessing, progress, enlightenment, help, deliverance and comfort. Oppression increases where there is no companion.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 “So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.”
Unfortunately, many have made their enemies there companion and have described their destiny to them just like Joseph who told his enemies his dreams. He lost the rule over his own tongue and that led him into serious trouble. To have a friend is not bad, it is the choice of friend that could go wrong and mess up a great deal of a thing
Jesus came to the world to be our best friend. While leaving, the disciples were sad because they thought they would never have such a great friend and wonderful companion like Jesus who understood their weaknesses and still tolerated and worked with them. He promised the disciples another companion and called Him a Helper and Comforter who would lead them into all truth. He shall be with them and be in them. He is the Holy Spirit. If He must be your Comforter, then let your words be few before Him so that you could listen to what He has to tell you. The preacher further warned us to be wise even in the house of God. The mere fact that you are in the house of God does not mean you should be loose in words. Uncontrolled words are sacrifices of fools.
Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 “Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”
Too much talk during the day could lead to series of meaningless and stupid dreams at night. It could lead to nightmares because if you narrated your progress to the enemy during the day, the enemy will come at night in the dream to turn the life upside down. In the house of God, BE WISE! The enemy takes advantage of a man’s carelessness.
Ecclesiastes 5:7 “For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ecclesiastes7-9. Keep the fire burning and alive.
Ecclesiastes 4:4 “Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind” (NKJV)
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries