To our faithful readers and radio family,
Reading Proverbs has taught us much of the contrast between right and wrong, good and evil, true wisdom and knowledge in the Lord and the foolishness of the world.
Solomon has presented basic moral and spiritual principles to guide the young and old alike in order to avoid the treacheries and deceptive pitfalls of sin that they are confronted with throughout life.
The book ends with the importance of a strong wife and mother figure who joins her spouse in leading the family in righteous living (chapter 31).
Next the Book of Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon, the wisest, richest, and most powerful man of his time. This book is an assessment of a lifetime of trying, testing, and experiencing everything life has to offer. Through his experience, the Preacher (1:1) has learned that true satisfaction and meaning in life cannot be found in the paths the world typically pursues, but rather comes only from knowing God and obeying His Commandments. Without God at the center of our lives, we will end up empty and cynical.
The book ends with two thoughts. Chapter 11:1 literally says to give generously for your gifts will return to you later. Chapter 12:1 says: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Join me in reading the last two verses of the entire book: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His Commandments (12:13-14).