Ecclesiastes -Wisdom for Living Well- Bible Study. Your Story. Lesson 2.

Lesson 2 Your Story:

Scriptures to Remember:

  •  “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give them, will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13,14.

  • For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  Romans 10:13.

  • Today we will make a scripture journal.  You can get any kind of folder or notebook for this.  Make sure you write Scripture Journal on the front or have something identifying so you know that is your scripture book.  Decorate it however you would like and be colorful and as creative as you would like.  Starting with the two scriptures above; write each verse.  Make sure you leave room between the two scriptures so they are noticeably different scripture.  Without spacing they would run together and it would be difficult to distinguish between the beginning and end of each scripture.

  •  I picked up a cute little notebook from Wal-Mart to use as my journal.  I also got artwork supplies so I can decorate my book as I write down the scripture that I will refer back to when praying.  This is your reference book of the Word of God and His promises for our lives. Here is a photo of my Scripture Journal:

  • NOTE The Scripture in my example are not the scripture I’m asking you to start with.  Please start with the two listed above since it will follow the lessons. Thank you and happy Journaling. 

  • Your Story:  Everyone has a story to tell about their life.  For instance; I grew up in an abusive dysfunctional home and lived on my own since I was fifteen years old.  My husband on the other hand grew up in a two parent home.  He had stability and his parents did not show violence in front of him.  In fact his parents did not ever fight violently.  I grew up poor; however, my husband grew up in a nice middle class neighborhood.  And so on… We clearly had different upbringings and our views about money and spending were different due to our experience.  We learned to work together and change some things that were a problem for us.  We learn as we grow from childhood; but often times the habits we incorporate with relationships; can be stunted by the incorrect subliminal messages from our upbringing.  

So today we are going to look at Solomon’s life in more detail.  Open up your Bible to 2 Samuel 11:5; 14-17. 

  • What did Solomon’s parents do wrong? 

While David was staying in Jerusalem; he awoke one evening and he walked outdoors.  He saw a beautiful woman bathing and David really wanted her.  So he sent the messengers out to inquire after the woman.  The messengers David sent out told David that this woman was Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.  But the woman went with the messengers and she lay with David before returning home.  This woman who David lay with became pregnant from that night; and she sent the messengers to tell David that she was with child.  After this news David wrote a letter asking for Uriah to be placed in the front line of the fire.  Many of David’s servants were killed and Uriah of Hittite was killed too.  This was too much for the Lord God to see, and he was very displeased with David.  

  • What happened to this baby according to 2 Samuel 12:15-18?

David and Bath-sheba had an affair which resulted in the birth of their child.  God was unhappy with the sins of David and Bath-sheba had committed against Uriah.  David had not asked God for forgiveness so he was unable to be forgiven.  God put a sickness upon their child and after seven days the child died.  

  • Now read the birth of Solomon in 2 Samuel 12:24.  

After their child died; King David cleaned up, put on clean clothing and then entered the Lord’s house and worshipped.  He confessed his sins and God forgave him.  David’s heart was content and he lay with Bath-sheba, his wife, to comfort her from her loss.  She bare another son of David and they named their son Solomon.  (Shalom in Hebrew, meaning peace).  And the Lord God loved Solomon.  

Everyone wants peace in their hearts.  All of the hustle and bustle of the world and the stress that comes with life; most certainly peace is something each of us seek at the end of the day.  Solomon’s journals in Ecclesiastes show a man who was in search of peace.  He searched for peace his entire life; but in the end, he finally finds it.  Peace!

Peace photo Lesson 2

Thank you for joining me today. 

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