Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The State of the Heart – Music Story

According to the Teacher, the Son of David, King in Jerusalem, life is characterized by
Unceasing oppression
Frustrating work
Out-of-whack priorities
Wrong motivation
Broken dreams
Misplaced hope
Risky speculation
Stifling bureaucracy
Limited resources
Pointless future
Shallow religiosity
Limiting vision and mission

He was dismayed by the misery around him, the power of the oppressors, the jealousy and envy undergirding the drive to succeed. He declared that it was all meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Even so, he decided that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his toilsome labor during the few days God has given him. For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days he passes through like a shadow?

According to the Teacher, the Son of David, King in Jerusalem, life can bring joy, but it cannot give meaning.

From the album “Ecclesiastes” this video is scrolling playback of a rap based on Chapters 4 – 6.


Click here to read Ecclesiastes Chapter 4

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