Denomination: Pentecostal. John Trapp’s (1601 – 1669) commentaries were Spurgeon’s personal treasure. As biblical scholarship progresses the minister and serious student continue to benefit greatly from consulting Trapp’s thought, suggestions and devotional contributions.  For years I waited patiently for a set of Trapp. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Results we cannot foresee. Then there will be little time to give to the specific task of scattering the seed of saving truth. Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. Ecclesiastes 10. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Ecclesiastes 11:6. Good results do not come by chance; and although the blessing and the glory are alike God's, he honors men by permitting them to be his fellow-workers. - T. I. The morning is your opportunity, a magnificent opportunity, while it lasts. Sow your seed in the morning, and do not rest your hands in the evening, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or if both will equally prosper. Hopefully the next few posts on Trapp will help fill the void. New American Standard Bible. Surely the Christian may have faith to leave this in the hand of God! Ecclesiastes 11:6 ... Treasury of Scripture. DISSUASIVES FROM DILIGENCE. Find Ecclesiastes 11:6 Sermon Illustrations, browse preaching ideas and sermon stories on Ecclesiastes 11:6 This text is generally regarded as an exhortation to charity, in that restricted sense of the word in which it is equivalent to almsgiving. 29:1 (part 2 of 2), The Puritan Exegesis Project: John Trapp on Ecclesiastes 11:5, Feeding on Christ » Blog Archive » The Puritan Exegesis Project: John Trapp on Ecclesiastes 11:5. III. Ecclesiastes 11:6 ESV. Bestow on it your hopefulness and brightness, your purity and tenderness, your best thought and effort. Ecclesiastes 11:6 ... John Henry Newman— Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. The labor of sowing seed as a literal representation of agricultural life or figurative of procreation does not contain certainty. Ecclesiastes #3 Ecclesiastes 3 Midweek Service Hope Baptist Church. thanks for introducing him to us, and for the puritan exegesis. The field looks barren, the weeds grow apace, the enemy is sowing tares, the showers of blessing are withheld: what, then, is the use of sowing the gospel seed? I. Life Is Never Perfect Contributed by Daren Mitchell on Jul 21, 2012 based on 3 ratings | 4,143 views. You cannot fling abroad a handful of seed, you cannot speak a loving word for your Master, or do a serviceable deed without unsealing in your own heart a fountain of gladness. Some young people begrudge the time and pains which the pursuit of knowledge demands. Recently I threw some seeds down. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Fill the morning hours with labour. Young people should make companions of wise and good books. 1 Corinthians 3:5-7. II. He set himself to discover what life is all about. Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow thy seed. Prayer, humility, courage, self-control, and kindness are precious seeds. I wonder how many of those walking on the broader, wider, more traveled highway to hell are those who claim to be Christians. 4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. “At all times be prepared for every good work (Tit. II any here are using the morning to sow evil seed, pause. "My mind to me a kingdom is," sang Edward Dyer, the friend of Sir Philip Sidney. The human perspective is drastically limited: one act or another may succeed, or perhaps both will. Ecclesiastes 11:6. Working for Christ. New International Version Update. Keep the Lord Jesus Christ before you. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hand: for you know not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Pastor Jack Abeelen teaching Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 in his study titled "The Value Of Diligence." Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 Sermon Series: Ecclesiastes, #37 Sermon Outline: I. You Can Take This To The Bank Hank! The kingdom of the mind, to bring joy to its king, need be luminous with knowledge, peopled with wise and pure thoughts, the home of virtue, beauty, and order — a kingdom in which are reaped and sown harvest after harvest of sound attainment and discreet dissemination as life advances. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Ecclesiastes 11:2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. This summary of the book of Ecclesiastes provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes 12. i., p. 10; Spurgeon, Evening by Evening, p. 266. This passage of Scripture motivates us to give by teaching God"s divine laws of sowing and reaping. Play! Let pleasure wait, or be you content with such joys as God gives the husbandman; not the artificial joys of the crowded resorts of the world's pleasures, but natural joys that are well symbolized by the babble of the brook and the skylark's song. The knowing or not knowing the outcome of one’s industry  in ‘this or that’ is here compared to God’s knowledge. 6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. Ecclesiastes 11:6: S Ecc 9:10; Ecclesiastes 11:6 in all English translations. The idea expressed here is one of openhanded generosity. What then is Apollos? For value, for beauty, for service, for command, it is the one thing needful. Sermon Bible Commentary. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Oh, the world needs you. References: Ecclesiastes 11:6.— Clergyman's Magazine, vol. We have not to do with the consequences, and we certainly cannot foresee them. Ecclesiastes 11:1 . Without character even earthly knowledge is a vain possession in view of the highest ends of life, is only a phantasm of the brain, a fugitive mirage, whose illusive tropical gardens turn to dry sand. 1. A Wedding Homily Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 Pastor Steven Molin Alec and Kathy, what a day! 4:16).”, The Puritan Exegesis Project: William Fenner on Prov. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It has been asserted that "the cardinal elements of national greatness are robust character, independent personality, and sincere religiousness." Browse Sermons on Ecclesiastes 11:6. So therefore leave the mysteries to God and work diligently. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus. Ecclesiastes 11:6 has a peculiar phrase not found elsewhere in the OT: “This or that” (hazeh ʾow-zeh). Give While the Giving is Good (11:1-2) II. Such is the voice, the behest, of him who has a right to order our actions - to control and inspire our life. Remember, if you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind. We can’t know, says Qoheleth, the intimate details of the work of God, (i.e. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie. we can’t predict the success or failure of our work.) Without it, material prosperity is the soul's deadly snare. (11:4) IV. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:6. He is your ideal as well as your Saviour. Ecclesiastes 11:6 teaches us one thing we can do to overcome the vanities of this life, which is to sow. This is a temptation which besets some temperaments more than others, from which, however, few are altogether free. Self-surrender, faith, love, righteous living and good companionship will lead on to likeness to Him. we can’t predict the success or failure of our work.) There are possibilities and contingencies before every one of us, the consideration and exaggeration of which may well paralyze the powers, hinder effective labor, and cloud the prospect of the future, so as to prevent a proper use of present opportunities. Of these, two come before us as we read these verses. Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous Sermons Link The Creed – Maker of Heaven and Earth Next Sermons Link The Creed – I Believe in Jesus Christ our Lord Thanks Scott. The seed-time of life The morning, as we apply it to Christian youth, stands for brightness, freshness, promise, for “regenerate hope, the salt of life,” for opportunity, activity, and corresponding responsibility. Read books that have in them, if I may so speak, mountains of strength, and gardens of beauty, and wide cornfields of knowledge, and fruits of ripe wisdom; books through which blow winds of purity, and whose pages are bright with sunshine of unstained joys. Give with Patience — Ecclesiastes 11:1. May not the same be said of individuals? Ecclesiastes 11:6 has a peculiar phrase not found elsewhere in the OT: “This or that†(hazeh ʾow-zeh). You May Never Know Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Jan 4, 2019 | 5,000 views. AMP. (11:5) V. An Optimistic Expectation of Success Motivates Industriousness (11:6) Give yourselves to it. It is of all precious things the most precious — the diamond among jewels, the rose among flowers, the throne in the kingdom of man's possessions. The seed sown in the morning of life may bear its harvest at once, or not till the evening of age. I need hardly say that one of the best instruments of manly culture is reading. We don’t know which parts of our work will prosper. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . 3:1) … sow mercy in the morning, so it likewise in the evening, as those bountiful Macedonians did, to the shame of those richer but harder Corinthians (2 Co. 8:3; Phil. As mom packed the lad's lunch that day, she never dreamed she would be feeding 5,000 men. We can’t know, says Qoheleth, the intimate details of the work of God, (i.e. Ecclesiastes 11:1. Font Size. Toil - thoughtful, patient, persevering toil - such is the condition of every harvest worth the ingathering. If clouds are full of water, they pour rain on the earth. Let me say, in what may seem a commonplace remark, that you must begin to sow it in repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, which are the seeds of the new life in the soul. If the Christian laborer fixes his attention upon the difficulties of his task, upon the obduracy or ignorance of the natures with which he has to deal, upon the slenderness of his resources, upon the failures of many of his companions and colleagues, leaving out of sight all counteracting influences, the likelihood is that his powers will be crippled, that his work will stand still, and that his whole life will be clouded by disappointment. But even granting all this, the Christian laborer has ample grounds for earnest and persevering effort. Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 What Life Is All About Part 1 is a sermon in the sermon series on the book of Ecclesiastes about two of the four ways to live life. Certain it is that amazing blessings have sometimes rested upon toil in most unpromising conditions, in places and among people that have almost stricken the heart of the observer with despair. Sow in the morning FOR YOUR INTELLECTUAL ADVANTAGE. Scatter them with no miserly hand. The maxim, like that of Ecclesiastes 11:6, bids them take comfort from that very ignorance. For Trapp the solution to life’s uncertainty is simple. Soon manhood and womanhood, with the cares of life, and the claims of lawful duties, will overtake you. There It Is; Que Sera, Sera (11:3) III. Sow in the morning THE SEED OF USEFULNESS. Such are the reflections and the questionings which take possession of many minds, to their discouragement and enfeeblement and distress. Cheers, Thus will you be sowing in the morning the seed of a harvest of true satisfaction. When the clouds are full, it rains. Ecclesiastes It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. And what is Paul? The labor of sowing seed as a literal representation of agricultural life or figurative of procreation does not contain certainty. You make me long for my own copy of Trapp. Some prospered and others with exactly the same soil and conditions didn’t. 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Whilst we have this commission to execute, we are not at liberty to waste our time and cripple our activities by moodily questioning what is likely to follow from our efforts. VIII. ◄Ecclesiastes 11:6 ► Sow your seed in the morning, and do not rest your hands in the evening, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or if both will equally prosper. Ecclesiastes 11:6. Ecclesiastes 10 Ecclesiastes 11:6 Ecclesiastes 12 Return to the Main Player Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Give freely, wisely, and generously to the needs of those about. Ecclesiastes 11:6 Bible / Bible Versions / MSG / Ecclesiastes / Ecclesiastes 11 / Ecclesiastes 11:6; Previous Book ... Scripture Formatting. I’d suggest that Ecclesiastes is the strong, hot, black coffee of the Bible that can sober us up when our religion ignores the countless forms of human folly. The advance of blessedness is accompanied by God’s superintendence (Heb. 3. III. You may never know or see the fruits of your work. Cross references. One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. I. 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. 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