Monday, November 14, 2016

Reflection - Money is the answer for everything (Ecclesiastes 10:19)

Source Website: http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/10-19.htm
From Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary


Money is the answer for everything
PHOTO: "Money is the answer for everything" - is a cynical saying condemning human's concerned only with one's own interests. Money by itself cannot feed nor clothe but it can obtain worldly advantages. We are advised to be thrifty as money is needed for a great many other purposes. Wasting that money and treasure which are so highly necessary for our support and preservation can cause us to commit dishonourable and dangerous practices. Peace, safety and everybody's well-being will be compromised.
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Ecclesiastes 10:19
"A feast is made for laughter,
wine makes life merry,
and money is the answer for everything."



The happiness of a land depends on the character of its rulers. The people cannot be happy when their princes are childish, and lovers of pleasure. Slothfulness (laziness) is of ill consequence both to private and public affairs.

Money, of itself, will neither feed nor clothe, though it answers the occasions of this present life, as what is to be had, may generally be had for money. But the soul, as it is not redeemed, so it is not maintained with corruptible things, as silver and gold.



Money can obtain worldly advantages but cannot redeem the soul.
PHOTO: Money can obtain worldly advantages but cannot redeem the soul. Only the precious blood of Christ, the lamb without blemish or defect. (1 Peter 1:18-19).
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Money is the answer for everything — The maxim (saying) as it stands in the English Version, has a somewhat cynical ring, reminding us only too closely of the counsel (advice) condemned by the Roman satirist. [4]



Money is the answer for everything — The maxim with the cynical advice condemned by the Roman satirist.
PHOTO: Money is the answer for everything — The maxim with the cynical advice condemned by the Roman satirist.
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Jesus Drives the Buyers and Sellers out of the Temple (Mark 11:15 // Matt 21:12 // Luke 19:45 // John 2:13-15).

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Money is the answer for everything — Procures not only meat and drink for feasting, but all other worldly advantages. Therefore be frugal (thrifty), and spend not all in luxurious eating and drinking, remembering, that money is wanted for a great many other purposes. Some refer this verse to rulers, and consider this last clause as being added to aggravate the sin and folly of luxury, to which, when princes give up themselves, they not only neglect their business, but thereby waste that money and treasure which are so highly necessary for the support and preservation of themselves and their kingdoms: and, in consequence thereof, are obliged to squeeze money out of their people by oppressive taxes, and other dishonourable and dangerous practices. [2]



When princes fall into the trap of sin and folly of luxury, they neglect their duties and waste the money and treasure necessary for the support and preservation of themselves and their kingdoms.
PHOTO: When princes fall into the trap of sin and folly of luxury, they neglect their duties and waste the money and treasure necessary for the support and preservation of themselves and their kingdoms. The consequence is to oppress their people and engage in other dishonourable and dangerous practices.
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Princes should consider, and not be so profuse (excessive) in their manner of living, but be more frugal (thrifty) and careful of the public money, and lay it up against a time of need; since it is that that answers all things, is the sinew (strength) of war when that arises, and will procure men and arms, to secure and protect them from their enemies, and obtain peace and safety for them and their subjects, which otherwise they cannot expect. [3]



Princes are urged to be thrifty in expenditure on luxury and consider the investment in defence, to secure and protect their nations, to obtain peace and safety.
PHOTO: Princes are urged to be thrifty in expenditure on luxury and consider the investment in defence, to secure and protect their nations, to obtain peace and safety. Total Defence comprises of the 5 pillars, Psychological Defence, Social Defence, Economic Defence, Civil Defence and Military Defence.
There is also the need to "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." (Ephesians 6:11).
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God sees what men do, and hears what they say in secret; and, when he pleases, brings it to light by strange and unsuspected ways. If there be hazard in secret thoughts and whispers against earthly rulers, what must be the peril from every deed, word, or thought of rebellion against the King of kings, and Lord of lords! He seeth (used without object) in secret. His ear is ever open. Sinner! curse not THIS KING in thy inmost thought. Your curses cannot affect Him; but his curse, coming down upon you, will sink you to the lowest hell.



God knows the behaviours of mankind because He created all.
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, Please help us to be thrifty as money is needed for a great many other purposes other than luxuries. We pray that we do not waste that money and treasure which are necessary for our support and preservation and causing us to commit dishonourable and dangerous practices. We pray that peace, safety and everybody's well-being will not be compromised. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!"
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Reflection - Money is the answer for everything (Ecclesiastes 10:19)
From Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary



Reference
[1] Ecclesiastes 10:19, Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary, http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/10-19.htm

[2] Ecclesiastes 10:19, Benson Commentary, http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/10-19.htm

[3] Ecclesiastes 10:19, Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/10-19.htm

[4] Ecclesiastes 10:19, Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges, http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/10-19.htm

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