This week we continue our way through the books of poetry as we finish up Proverbs and embark on the first chapter of Ecclesiastes.
Ecclesiastes, also attributed to King Solomon, seems at times like a reflective autobiography. The author proclaims all of the actions of humanity to be "vain, futile, empty, meaningless, temporary, transitory or mere breath" (depending on the translation) because the all of life ends in death. Therefore, we are to focus all of our efforts towards that which is above this life, towards God: "The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep His commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone" (12:13).
Here is the schedule:
12, Sunday: Proverbs 5-8
13, Monday: Proverbs 9-12
14, Tuesday: Proverbs 13-16
15, Wednesday: Proverbs17-20
16, Thursday: Proverbs 21-24
17, Friday: Proverbs 25-28
18, Saturday: Proverbs 29 - Ecclesiastes 1
May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen.