'King Solomon' Tagged Posts

'King Solomon' Tagged Posts

CASTING BREAD UPON THE WATERS

“Cast your bread on the surface of the waters,” wrote King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 11. It has a beautiful ring to it.  But what does it mean?  Tossing a loaf of bread into the Mississippi would seem an odd and pointless thing to do! Solomon is actually talking about an act of commerce or trade, of shipping “bread,” that is, grain, over the waters to distant…

“WATCH YOUR STEP”

King Solomon penned a stunning line in the book of Ecclesiastes:  “Guard your steps when you go the house of God.” Watch your step!  Look out! Be careful when you go to church!  He posts a warning sign over our worship life like we might see at the door of a bus or at the top of a long winding staircase.  Watch your step! Danger! We might expect such a flashing, amber…

CASTING BREAD

John G. Wendel and his sisters received a huge inheritance from their parents. They spent very little of it and did all they could to keep their wealth for themselves. John was able to influence five of his six sisters never to marry.  They lived in the same house in New York City for 50 years. When the last sister died in 1931, her estate was valued at more than $100…

“YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD!”

And now, in honor of Mother’s day, a few things your mother said to you which you vowed never to say to your children – things such as:  “We’ll see, maybe later,” or “Shut the door; were you born in a barn?” or “Just wait till your father gets home,” or “I suppose if everyone else jumped off the bridge, you would too,” or “You’re going to poke somebody’s eye out…

“CAST YOUR BREAD UPON THE WATERS”

“Cast your bread upon the waters,” wrote King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 11. It has a beautiful ring to it.  But what does it mean?  Tossing a loaf of bread into the Mississippi would seem an odd and pointless thing to do! Solomon is actually talking about an act of commerce or trade, of shipping “bread,” that is, grain, over the waters to distant lands. The Bible tells us…