The key word, vanity, is employed over and over to show that everything man accomplishes and achieves is empty. At his very best man is a failure. Solomon discovered this in his long march through life.
We do well to consider the wise men of Israel carefully because their words, inspired by the Holy Spirit, have much to teach us in the 21st century.
C.H. Spurgeon called his commentary on this book , “The Treasury of David.” It is a treasury indeed and may God help us to mine its everlasting riches which out-value gold and diamonds.
The terrible suffering inflicted upon Job makes him one of the most famous characters in the Bible with the proverb “the patience of Job” belonging to every day speech. The theme of human suffering in a broken world is most relevant for every generation.
The story contained in Nehemiah serves to remind us that every generation of God's people is called to build upon what a previous generation has established. The work is never completed yet progress can always be made.
Ezra belongs to what is known as the Post-Exilic Period. This is the first of three historical books telling the story of the Jewish people after their captivity in Babylon
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The Books of 1st and 2nd Kings sketch the key events in the history of the Jewish people from the final days of David's reign to the beginning of the Babylonian exile