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thousand proverbs, and his songs numbered a thousand and five” (1 Kgs 4:32). “Besides being wise, the Teacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs. The Teacher sought to find pleasing words, and he wrote words of truth plainly. The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one Shepherd. Of anything beyond these, my child, beware. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil” (Eccl 12:9-14).

Study the Word and put it into practice. Love God and love people. Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…[and] Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matt 22:37-40). To God be the glory. Amen.   —Jackie

Set Your Heart to Study the Word – It Will Guide You Well!  (Nov. 4, 2018)

"Set your heart to study the Word, walk in a manner worthy of the calling of Christ, and teach the Word to others” (Ezra 7:10; Eph 4:10). The Word truly is a “lamp to your feet and a light to your path” (Ps 119:105). If the Word is the delight of our hearts and we meditate on it day and night we will be “like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither” (Ps 1:2-3).

Let us listen to the words of the great Sage who “composed three

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