Nothing is without risk

Ecclesiastes Bible Background

09.20.2014 Old Testament: Ecc 10.9

To read the Bible in a year, read Ecclesiastes 10–12 on September 20, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

Fear moves or rather paralyzes many people. They will not go here or there, they will not do this or that, they will not touch this or that, because they might get sick, or they might get hurt, or a multitude of other supposed dangers. The Bible does say,

He who quarries stones may be hurt by them,
And he who splits wood may be endangered by it.
(Ecclesiastes 10.9) 

Yet, many people have taken on the risks and quarried the stones and split the wood, now you and I enjoy the fruits of their labor. You have labored and sometimes you were hurt, but you were glad to contribute to society rather than just taking from others. Keep up the spirit and do not let fear keep you from doing the good things that need doing.

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