Living in the Awe of God Various Scriptures June 27, 2004 Introduction One of … And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him. For many they come to church to do anything but worship God. But fear thou God. God does that so people will have respect for him. You can't add anything to it or take anything away from it. And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. Do we make it an aim always to think of God realistically and soberly? 7 For as many dreams bring futility, so do many words. I know that everything God does will last forever. And I know that whatever God does is final. I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. God makes the same thing happen again and again. 19 For the fate of humans and the fate of animals is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. When coming to the house of God, the Preacher of Ecclesiastes encourages each of us to watch our step, watch our mouth, and stand in awe. I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order that men should fear before him. For when there are many dreams, there are many empty words. I know that everything God does will last forever. New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. return to 'Jump List' Bible Verse Review ... for eternity; in reference to that grand consummation of men and things intimated in Ecclesiastes 3:11. For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Have a timer with on the pulpit – set it for 30 minutes in front of everyone. Finally, what is today's passage doing at this point in Ecclesiastes? New International Version (NIV). God has produced no being that he intends ultimately to destroy. God is in heaven ”Therefore stand in awe of God”, trust in Him and His providence. Worshipping God is just a formality. Thus has God done that he may be revered. If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these: You should not let your useless dreams and bragging bring you trouble. Many useless promises are like so many dreams; they mean nothing. No matter how much you dream, how much useless work you do, or how much you talk, you must still stand in awe of God. Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore, fear God. Observing everything from work and wealth to funerals and feasting, Solomon beautifully details our struggles “under the sun,” and ultimately discovers the purpose of life in the character of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do we truly stand in awe of God? I have learned that all the works, that God made, last steadfastly unto without end; we may not add anything to those. I know everything God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken from it, for God so acts that humans might stand in awe before him. All of their boasting means nothing in the end. For example, before human history began God ordained the cross. I also know that whatever God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken away from it. Therefore, fear God. Ecclesiastes 7 Ecclesiastes 9 ... 13 and it will not go well for the wicked nor will their days grow long like evening shadows because they do not stand in awe of God. I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God. Ecclesiastes 3:14 KJ21 I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God's Works Remain Forever … 13 For every man that eateth and drinketh, and seeth good of his labour, this is the gift of God. You should respect God. I have da’as that, all that HaElohim doeth will endure l’olam; nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it; HaElohim doeth it, that men should fear before Him. I know that whatsoever God shall do, it shall be forever: to it can no man add, and from it can none diminish: for God hath done it, that they should fear before him. Respect and obey God! We humans can only stand in awe of all God has done. Nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God has done it, that men should fear before him. No matter how much you dream, how much useless work you do, or how much you talk, you must still stand in awe of God. People cannot add anything to what God has done. Humbling yourself under God has far greater and lasting effects because God gives grace to the humble. In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, you should still fear God. According to Psalm 33:8, God desires everyone to fear Him: “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.” However, Romans 3:18 reveals the world’s current attitude toward God: “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Instead of honoring Him, they see the Lord as a problem. You should respect God. 8 Don't be surprised when you see that the government oppresses the poor and denies them justice and their rights. God does this so that people will fear him. That’s so we’ll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear. If you see oppression of the poor, and violation of rights and justice in the realm, do not be astonished by the fact, for the high official has another higher than he watching him and above these are others higher still—. Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. And God doeth it, that men should fear before Him. 18 I said in my heart with regard to human beings that God is testing them to show that they are but animals. Because dreams abound, and vanities and the words are many, but fear thou God. There is no adding to it or taking from it. Observing everything from work and wealth to funerals and feasting, Solomon beautifully details our struggles “under the sun,” and ultimately discovers the purpose of life in the character of God. respect. “Stand in awe of God!” Ecclesiastes Pt 6 Opening Illustration: What happens in 30 minutes? God works so that men will honor Him with fear. While God controls all of history and moves it according to His sovereign purpose, He does so through humans who are free to make choices for which they are held responsible. I know anything God does will continue forever. And to this there is nothing to be added, and from it there is nothing to be taken away. Ecclesiastes 5:7 KJ21 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities. I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. Therefore, fear God. God has made it so, that they will revere Him. If we fail to invite God into our lives then we will live a meaningless life and that life will be a life of mi “Stand in awe of God!” Ecclesiastes Pt 6 Opening Illustration: What happens in 30 minutes? And God has, I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has. For one authority watches over another authority, and higher ones are over them. Many empty promises are like many foolish dreams. I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. Nothing can be added to it. New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. Daydreaming and excessive talking are pointless. A lot of dreaming produces a lot of vapor. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. For in many dreams and in many words there is futility. I’ve also concluded that whatever God does, that’s the way it’s going to be, always. God does. For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities. Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Stand in Awe of God 1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. By Showing Reverence For His House. In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, it is more important to fear God. In the book of Ecclesiastes, wise King Solomon is on a quest to find meaning in any of them. For, in the abundance of dreams both vanities and words abound; but fear thou God. The cross was necessar… Don’t try to defend yourself by telling the messenger from God that it was all a mistake to make the vow. 19 If God gives a man wealth and property and lets him enjoy them, he should be grateful and enjoy what he has worked for. For in the multitude of chalomot and many dvarim there are also divers havalim [. In that case, your mouth is making you sin. But against all illusion and fantasy and empty talk There’s always this rock foundation: Fear God! You should honor God. If you see the poor oppressed, rights violated and justice perverted in the province, don’t be surprised; for a high official has one higher watching him, and there are others above them. For when there is an abundance of dreams and futilities, then words increase too. Therefore fear God. So have respect for God. Remember: When dreams multiply, so do pointless thoughts and excessive speech. Alphabetical: and are awe dreaming dreams emptiness fear For God in is many meaningless Much of Rather stand there Therefore words OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 5:7 For … And God has done this so that in His presence men fear Him. Just as there is futility in many dreams, so also in many words. I realize that whatever God does will last forever. Injustice in the World I know that everything that God does will endure forever. Sermon 5 - "Worship Under the Sun" - Ecclesiastes 5:1-7. Some might react to this statement by thinking that it denies our “free will.” They would object, “Are we just robots that God has programmed to do what He has determined they should do?” But the biblical view is much more profound than this. For many dreams bring futility; so do many words. 15 Whatever happens or can happen has already happened before. Ecclesiastes 8. Stand in Awe of God 1 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. Ecclesiastes 5:2-3: “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. Then we can rise above our baser nature. For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear. Daydreaming leads to a lot of senseless talk. God does it so that people will fear him. There is nothing to add to it, and nothing to take from it. God does it so that people will fear him. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Rather [reverently] fear God [and worship Him with awe-filled respect, knowing who He is]. For in a multitude of dreams and in a flood of words there is worthlessness. Therefore it is God you should fear. Therefore, fear God. No addition, no subtraction. Have a timer with on the pulpit – set it for 30 minutes in front of everyone. In awe of Him rather than standing in awe of ourselves. Ecclesiastes 5 with King James Bible lyrics and Commentary, background info, trivia and music downloads. But fear thou God. Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness, and there is ruin in a flood of empty words; fear God instead. I know that everything God does will endure for ever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. It comes in between passages, which speak about injustice (Ecclesiastes 4:1-3; 5:8-9) and about people becoming enslaved to … Rather, fear God. A message encouraging people to take some time to ponder the awesomeness of God. Join us for this three-week study as we ask big questions and stand in awe of our God, who is bigger still. STAND IN HOLY AWE OF GOD. For in a multitude of dreams there is futility, For in the multitude of dreams and many words. Instead of this, honor God with fear. 18 This is what I have found out: the best thing anyone can do is to eat and drink and enjoy what he has worked for during the short life that God has given him; this is man's fate. No matter how much you dream, how much useless work you do, or how much you talk, you must still stand in awe of God. God does it this way to cause people to honor him. I have perceived that everything that God has done will be lasting. God works so that people will be in awe of Him. Many people fail to worship God with reverence, meaning to fear God, to stand in awe of God, to take God seriously. By Listening To And Learning His Word. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. Instead, fear God. You can't add anything to it or take anything away from it. And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him. It is God's gift. I have known that all that God doth is to the age, to it nothing is to be added, and from it nothing is to be withdrawn; and God hath wrought that they do fear before Him. For many dreams bring futility, so do many words. And nothing can be taken from it. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. I know that everything God does will last forever. My commandment is, in all my dominion and kingdom, that men fear and stand in awe of Daniel's God. I know everything God does endures for all time. I have understood that whatever God does, it shall be for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it because God does. With many dreams come vanities and a multitude of words; but fear God. So does a lot of words. So far I’ve discovered “Life is Meaningless” and questioned if it’s “Possible … They mean nothing. Ecclesiastes 5 Bible / Bible ... 7 No matter how much you dream, how much useless work you do, or how much you talk, you must still stand in awe of God. For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, and in many words: but fear thou God. I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it. 14 I have learned that all the works which God hath made, continue for ever: we cannot add any thing, nor take away from those things which God hath made that he may be feared. 14 I know that everything God does will last forever. God has made it this way, so that men will fear him. Then we can face the troubles and strife with great endurance. I recognized that whatever God does will endure forever; there is no adding to it, or taking from it. For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words; but you must fear God. It is a gift from God. Ecclesiastes 5:1-5 (NIV) 1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. It is not the main reason they are here. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands? When we go to church to worship God, our hearts, our minds, our souls should be filled with a sense of reverence and awe, with a holy anticipation of God filling us with His grace and goodness and peace. People cannot add anything to what God has done, and they cannot take anything away from it. The Sermon: Ecclesiastes 5: 1-7. For he is the living God, which abideth ever: his kingdom shall not fail and his power is everlasting. If in a country thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the defrauding of judgment and justice, be not astonied at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest, regardeth, and. GNTD: Good News Translation (US Version) Rather, fear God. God’s purpose is that people should fear him. God does it this way to make people respect him. I know that everything God does will continue forever. Dreaming too much and talking too much are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God (Ecclesiastes 5:7 NIV) Solomon is pointing out the characteristics of a boastful and proud person. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken away from it. I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. And I know this, that whatever God does is final—nothing can be added or taken from it; God’s purpose in this is that man should fear the all-powerful God. God’s grace is always more profitable than our boasting. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for he has appointed a time for every matter, and for every work. Fear God instead. In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, you should still fear. For when dreams increase, empty words grow many: but do you fear God. If you see the oppression of the poor or perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the matter. God’s done it and that’s it. Nothing can be added to it; nothing can be taken away from it. Stand in Awe of God Written on February 25, 2009 by Gina in Blog I’ve been studying Ecclesiastes and sharing my thoughts. That would make God very angry; and he might* destroy your prosperity. I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. Approaching God with Awe … 6 Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, and do not tell the messenger that your vow was a mistake. By Honoring Our Vows Before God And Man “Create In Me” (Page 12 in Hymnal) ♫ Create in me a clean heart, O God… Application Questions: In what contexts might we be at risk of being quick with our mouths and hasty in heart before God? For in the multitude of dreams are vanities; so with many words: but fear God. And they cannot take anything away from it. 2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. 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