Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000627
00:16 Hello and welcome back to His Words Are Life,
00:18 I'm Kelly Mawrer and today we will be reading, continuing
00:21 in the book of Proverbs together.
00:23 But before we start let's pray.
00:24 Dear heavenly Father thank you for the wisdom that You
00:28 have provided for us that we will be reading today.
00:33 Please send the Holy Spirit that as we hear these words
00:36 You will show us the application that You have for them
00:40 in our own lives.
00:41 We love You so much and thank You for loving us. Amen!
00:45 We are beginning in Proverbs chapter 30 with verse 29
00:50 and this is the King James version.
00:52 There be three things which go well, yea, four are
00:57 comely in going:
00:59 A lion which is the strongest among beasts,
01:02 and turneth not a way for any;
01:04 A Greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against
01:10 whom there is no rising up.
01:12 If thou has done foolishly in lifting up thyself,
01:16 or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
01:21 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter,
01:24 and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood:
01:28 so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
01:31 And now Proverbs 31 and this is the King James version.
01:36 The words of King Lemuel the prophecy that
01:40 his mother taught him.
01:42 What, my son? And what, the son of my womb?
01:46 And what, the son of my vows?
01:48 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to
01:51 that which destroyeth kings.
01:54 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings
01:57 to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
02:00 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert
02:05 the judgment of any of the afflicted.
02:07 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to parish
02:11 and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
02:14 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember
02:18 his misery no more.
02:19 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such
02:24 as are pointed to destruction.
02:27 Opened thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the
02:31 cause of the poor and the needy.
02:34 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price
02:38 is far above rubies.
02:40 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
02:44 so that he shall have no need of spoil.
02:47 She will do him good and not evil all the
02:51 days of her life.
02:52 She's seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly
02:56 with her hands.
02:57 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth
02:59 her food from afar.
03:01 She risesth also while it is yet night,
03:04 and giveth meat to her household and a portion to her maidens.
03:08 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the
03:12 fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
03:15 She girdeth her loins with strength, and
03:18 strengtheneth her arms.
03:20 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her
03:24 candle goeth not out by night.
03:27 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands
03:30 hold the distaff.
03:31 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea,
03:33 she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
03:36 She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
03:40 for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
03:44 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
03:47 her clothing is silk and purple.
03:49 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth
03:53 among the elders of the land.
03:55 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and
03:58 delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
04:01 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall
04:06 rejoice in time to come.
04:08 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in
04:12 her tongue is the law of kindness.
04:16 She looketh well to the ways of her household,
04:18 and eateth not the bread of idleness.
04:22 Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
04:25 her husband also, and he praiseth her.
04:29 Many daughters have done virtuously,
04:32 but thou excellest them all.
04:34 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but
04:40 a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
04:44 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her
04:48 own works praise her in the gates.
04:53 We are beginning now in the book of Ecclesiastes
04:56 Chapter 1 and this is the King James version.
04:59 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
05:04 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of
05:07 vanities; all is vanity.
05:09 What profit hath a man of all his labour which
05:13 he taketh under the sun?
05:15 One generation passeth away, and another generation
05:18 cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
05:21 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and
05:25 hasteth to his place where he arose.
05:27 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about
05:30 unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the
05:33 wind returneth again according to his circuits.
05:36 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not
05:40 full; unto the place from whence the rivers come,
05:43 thither they return again.
05:45 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it:
05:50 the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor
05:54 the ear filled with hearing.
05:55 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
06:00 and that which is done is that which shall be done: and
06:04 there is no new thing under the sun.
06:07 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this
06:12 is new? it hath been already of old time,
06:15 which was before us.
06:17 There is no remembrance of former things; neither
06:19 shall there be any remembrance of things that are to
06:22 come with those that shall come after.
06:24 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
06:28 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom
06:32 concerning all things that are done under heaven:
06:35 this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man
06:39 to be exercised therewith.
06:41 I have seen all the works that are done under the
06:44 sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
06:47 That which is crooked cannot be made straight:
06:51 and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
06:54 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo,
06:57 I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom
07:00 than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem:
07:03 yea, my heart had great experience
07:05 of wisdom and knowledge.
07:07 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know
07:10 madness and folly: I perceived that this
07:12 also is vexation of spirit.
07:14 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that
07:19 increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
07:22 Continuing in the book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 and
07:27 this is the King James version.
07:28 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee
07:33 with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold,
07:38 this also is vanity.
07:40 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth,
07:44 What doeth it?
07:46 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine,
07:50 yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold
07:53 on folly, till I might see what was that good for the
07:57 sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all
08:00 the days of their life.
08:01 I made me great works; I builded me houses;
08:05 planted me vineyards:
08:06 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees
08:09 in them of all kind of fruits:
08:11 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood
08:15 that bringeth forth trees:
08:16 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born
08:20 in my house; also I had great possessions of great and
08:24 small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
08:28 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar
08:32 treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men
08:36 singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons
08:40 of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
08:44 So I was great, and increased more than all that were
08:49 before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
08:53 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from
08:56 them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for
09:01 my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my
09:05 portion of all my labour.
09:07 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had
09:10 wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do:
09:15 and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit,
09:19 and there was no profit under the sun.
09:22 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness,
09:26 and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the
09:29 king? even that which hath been already done.
09:32 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as
09:37 light excelleth darkness.
09:39 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool
09:42 walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that
09:46 one event happeneth to them all.
09:48 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the
09:53 fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was
09:57 I then more wise? Then I said in my heart,
10:00 that this also is vanity.
10:03 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than
10:06 of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the
10:10 days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the
10:13 wise man? as the fool.
10:16 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is
10:18 wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is
10:21 vanity and vexation of spirit.
10:23 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under
10:26 the sun: because I should leave it unto the man
10:29 that shall be after me.
10:31 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man
10:34 or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour
10:36 wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed
10:39 myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
10:42 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair
10:46 of all the labour which I took under the sun.
10:48 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and
10:51 in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not
10:54 laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion.
10:57 This also is vanity and a great evil.
11:00 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the
11:03 vexation of his heart, wherein he hath
11:05 laboured under the sun?
11:06 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail
11:10 grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night.
11:13 This is also vanity.
11:15 There is nothing better for a man, than that
11:18 he should eat and drink, and that he should make
11:21 his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw,
11:24 that it was from the hand of God.
11:27 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?
11:31 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight
11:36 wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he
11:40 giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that
11:43 he may give to him that is good before God.
11:46 This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
11:51 Continuing to read in the book of Ecclesiastes this is
11:54 Chapter 3 in the King James version.
11:57 To every thing there is a season, and a time to
12:02 every purpose under the heaven:
12:04 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to
12:08 plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
12:12 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break
12:16 down, and a time to build up;
12:18 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn,
12:23 and a time to dance;
12:25 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather
12:28 stones together; a time to embrace, and a time
12:33 to refrain from embracing;
12:35 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep,
12:40 and a time to cast away;
12:43 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep
12:48 silence, and a time to speak;
12:51 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war,
12:55 and a time of peace.
12:56 What profit hath he that worketh in that
13:00 wherein he laboureth?
13:01 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the
13:04 sons of men to be exercised in it.
13:06 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
13:10 also he hath set the world in their heart, so that
13:14 no man can find out the work that God maketh from
13:18 the beginning to the end.
13:20 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man
13:23 to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13:27 And also that every man should eat and drink, and
13:31 enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
13:35 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for
13:40 ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from
13:44 it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
13:48 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be
13:52 hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
13:56 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of
13:59 judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of
14:03 righteousness, that iniquity was there.
14:05 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous
14:09 and the wicked: for there is a time there for every
14:12 purpose and for every work.
14:14 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the
14:17 sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that
14:20 they might see that they themselves are beasts.
14:23 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth
14:27 beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth,
14:30 so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath;
14:33 so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast:
14:36 for all is vanity.